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Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017
Around a million spectators, along with ten thousands of tourists and visitors from all over the world are currently in Düsseldorf Germany, the city of bicycles, the city of Alt Beer and Fashion. The city has been working hard on this date doing everything to make this weekend a success and an event to remember.
Cycling is the “in way” to get around in this city located along the banks of River Rhine. The Tour de France kicked off in Düsseldorf and was called the “Grand Depart.”
Visitors staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Düsseldorf had a chance to witness the official start of the race. They heard the national anthems of France and Germany performed with hundreds of bicycles taking off for Liege, Belgium on Sunday afternoon.
The city has been in a party mood all weekend. The famous Old Town and hundreds of bars in this party stretch sold plenty of Alt Bier, a unique brew one only finds in Düsseldorf.
The sporting part of the Grand Départ started with the presentation of the teams on Thursday, 29 June, at 6 pm. On Friday, the Lichterfest (festival of lights) at Schloss Benrath in Duesseldorf offered the audience classical music under open skies, a romantic illuminated palace and breath-taking fireworks. At the same time, the official reception of the Grand Départ Düsseldorf 2017 was held there.