Hey there! ✌? I’m Jenna and I’ll be taking over The Local Germany Instagram this week to show you around my city: DÜSSELDORF! ? I moved here from Canada about 5 years ago to be with my German husband. Crazy how time flies, we have a house and a baby and have really settled into the city now. I took my experiences as an expat and turned it into a blog – @lifeindus -which is what I’m working on at the moment! Rather than taking you around on “a day in the life” experience, I’ve gathered my favourite memories and moments from the past year to take you on “a year in review”. Starting with one of my favourite hidden spots in Düsseldorf, the sunflower fields of Himmelgeist. ? Not many locals even know where this spot is, but in the summer and fall months you can cut your own sunflowers from this field and leave the payment in a tin can at the front entrance! Pretty neat, huh?! ? …. #germany #mygermany #thelocalgermany #düsseldorf #sunflowers #himmelgeist #summer #expat
When and why did you move to your city/neighbourhood?
I met my husband 7 years ago in South Africa when I first started travel writing. After a couple of years long distance, it was time to make the big leap over the pond and start my new life here in Germany.
It’s cherry blossom season here in Düsseldorf ? (actually it’s almost over ☹️)! My favorite time of the year! Düsseldorf in spring is always filled with beautiful flowers – tulips, daffodils, crocuses! ? Where’s your favourite place to enjoy the spring flowers in Germany?! …. #germany #mygermany #thelocalgermany #düsseldorf #spring #cherryblossoms #flowers
There is no way I’d forget about showing you our beautiful old town! This is one of the first places visitors like to visit because of the picturesque cobble stone streets, our delicious Altbier ? and lively nightlife on Bolkerstraße and Ratinger Straße! I always make a point to wander through the old town at least once a month because it’s a constant reminder “holy smokes, I’m actually in Europe!” … little old cobble stone streets are so dreamy for North Americans like myself! …. #germany #mygermany #thelocalgermany #düsseldorf #altstadt #altbier #oldtown
What do you love the most about your city/neighbourhood?
Guten Morgen! ☀️? Let me introduce you to the Düsseldorf Sheep ?! You will find our furry little friends grazing the grass along the Rheinwiesen, just across the bridge and over the Rhine River. They are herded all year long back and forth along the large grassy, open space where people fly their kites, have picnics and where our annual Kirmes ? (carnival) takes place! …. #germany #mygermany #thelocalgermany #düsseldorf #sheep #nature
What annoys you the most about your neighbourhood?
How should I spend a day in your neighbourhood?
If you want to “live like a local” in Düsseldorf, grabbing a beer from a local kiosk and sitting along the Rhine promenade to watch the sunset is exactly where you’ll fit in. In the summer months the promenade is packed with people, picnic blankets and music! ☀️? …. #germany #mygermany #thelocalgermany #düsseldorf #rhineriver #kiosk
Want another Düsseldorf sunset shot? Don’t mind if I do! ?❤️ The Media Harbour is where much of the cities media industry is located. It’s also a great place for dining, drinking and watching the sunsets… which conveniently it is also just a 15 minute walk from my apartment! ✊? …. #germany #mygermany #thelocalgermany #düsseldorf #medienhafen #mediaharbour #sunsets