Sights and Attractions in DUSSELDORF


Thyssen High-Rise Building at Jan-Wellem Platz; Rhine Tower (the city’s highest building); Ehrenhof (includes the recently refurbished Museum of Art); Church of S. Lambertus (13th c.); Andreaskirche (church, first half of 17th c.; Benrath Castle (late Baroque, 1755-73); Castle Garden at Benrath, Hofgarten, Nordpark with its Japanese Garden, Siidpark, one of the city’s most important areas of green; Geresheim & Quadenhof, former Collegiate Church pf S. Margaretha; Kaiserswerth.

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The poisonous, trailing, stinging cells (nematocyst) of the lion’s mane jellyfish that flow along in the strong currents can be a real nuisance during July and August. The surrounding seabed consists of small rocks and boulders, covered in anemones, on a sloping bank that drops away down from 16 metres to over 25 metres. About 200 metres southwest of the Knavestone, the stony bottom slopes gradually away to 20 metres plus. There is a profusion of small marine life: various kinds of anemones covering the bottom, along with some decent-sized edible brown crabs and lobsters which hide under the small boulders and low reefs. The vicious tidal streams, however, make it a slack water dive as there are very few rocks to shelter behind. This is probably a site best left to the dedicated marine biologist or close-up underwater photographer who needs to look more closely at the flora and fauna at slack water. This is a shallow sloping plateau between 5 and 15 metres deep, with numerous ledges, channels and mounds covering an area of around 150 metres. About 25 metres or so out from the centre and south side of the Knavestone is a 20-metre funnel-shaped submarine canyon cut deep into the plateau, running parallel to Knavestone. It begins at the submerged cliffs at the eastern edge and terminates at a cave halfway across the plateau. I must admit that I have never had any inclination to enter the cave, chiefly because there has always been a surge pushing me towards it and I have never fancied the idea of being wedged in a submarine cave at 20 metres! The canyon bottom is mostly coarse sand and fine stones and there is a pronounced downward current on the ebb tide.

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