Dusseldorf, Germany summarized
Legend has it that after claiming victory at the War of Worringen, the Earl of Berg asked the ecstatic boys to demonstrate their happiness. The boys did so by performing cartwheels. The postwar act has been immortalized at the Cartwheeler's Fountain at Burgplatz, which remains Dusseldorf's popular symbol. The same uplifting spirit pervades throughout the city built entirely on gravel, clay, sand, mud, and alluvium. At least five Fortune Global 500 companies share the limelight at Deutschland's important trade and fashion runway. Enclosed within the European Megalopolis, Dusseldorf is known for the latest trends in fine arts, trade shows, and electronics. Dusseldorf has a parade of awards on its coattails - the city is one of Germany's five global cities, and ranks 6th among the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. Over 4.5 million people visit Dusseldorf's funfair known worldwide as the Largest Fair on the Rhine, while the rest settle for one-fifth of the world's trade shows. Tourists can either strut or tumble through the twisted tower of St. Lambertus Basilika, the fine art display of Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, or have a taste of Schumacher's altbier.