A little while ago we, along with Tristan Koelewijn, Marley Baron and Tycho Henskens, visited Düsseldorf in Germany. Thanks to the hospitable locals and Titus’s riders we ended up going to a couple of sick spots which were only an hour away from the Dutch border.
In under an hour away from the Dutch border there are a few large German cities, including Düsseldorf. Since we in the Netherlands somehow never really take note of these cities we decided it would be a good idea to plan a few tiny trips to explore them. With several crews we will go out to try and find the best skateparks, spots, shops, locals and hotspots in these now unfamiliar cities.
Despite the fact that Düsseldorf has over 500.000 inhabitants, this is the skatepark you want to go to. At first sight it looks like a proper kind of DIY skatepark with poolcopings and steep banks and quarters. Surprisingly, according to locals the whole park was built by acknowledged park builders. It might not be the best park for beginners, but it is assured to be a really sick park for more advanced skaters.
During our visit, it didn’t take very long for us to get in touch with a couple of Düsseldorf locals. We quickly noticed that a fair amount of these locals don’t get any further than the local park. However, a few locals, including the Titus crew, where hospitable enough to guide us through the whole weekend by showing us the local hotspots.
Whenever you’re in need for a board or just fancy a quick visit to a skateboard shop, Titus in Düsseldorf will not disappoint you. Compared to Dutch shops Titus is a huge shop with a great variety of skateboard gear, clothing, shoes and accessories. Their employees are super friendly and are very helpful to share some good spots to skate or spend a night out.
Spots in Düsseldorf:
A large city with many spots, but it didn’t take us long to discover they’re not easy to find. Most spots are located near big company buildings or for example the University of Düsseldorf. Overall, the city is pretty rough which can make it tiresome to cruise your way through town. If you want to skate spots in this city, make sure to be well prepared.
Neuss (just outside Düsseldorf):
Whenever going to Düsseldorf, don’t be hesitant to spend a visit to Neuss. At just the shopping mall itself we were able to find several good spots. We could go our ways everywhere and weren’t kicked anywhere. It will only take you 10 minutes to get from Düsseldorf to Neuss.