Düsseldorf is the capital of the Federal State of North-Rhine Westphalia, the largest city in an area with a population of more than 5 million inhabitants. The city and the surrounding area is one of Germany’s most dynamic economic regions. The city lies directly on the Rhine River, one of Germany’s largest rivers, and is regarded as one of the richest cities in Germany with an enormous range of offerings in fashion, culture, shopping, sports and numerous leisure activities. Concerts, art exhibitions, sports events, the annual carnival and the famous ‘Old City Center’ with its 250 pubs – known as the “longest bar in the world” are just a few of the unbelievable number of attractions for visitors to discover.
Düsseldorf, in addition, is a popular destination for higher education. The Heinrich-Heine-University has more than 30,000 students. But altogether the city can boast of 15 institutions of higher learning and more than 50,000 students. This ensures that students who are finished with their German courses will have a large selection of subjects available to study if they wish to apply directly to a university in the area.
The Düsseldorf International Airport, located only 20 minutes from the center of the city, is the third largest in Germany; and, in addition to offering flights to almost every large city in Europe, also has numerous direct intercontinental connections.
The language school Akademie Zeitgeist is located in the middle of the city only a few minutes away from the main train station. The Rhine, the popular shopping boulevard “Königsallee,” the ‘Old City Center,’ the cinemas, theatres, museums, cafes and restaurants can be reached on foot. And because it is close to the central train station, the school is easy to reach via public transport. All instruction takes place in modern, well-lit classrooms. The school strives to create an informal and friendly atmosphere between students and teachers. And, naturally, access to WiFi in the school is free.