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Düsseldorf's main shopping street

The Königsallee (“King’s Avenue” in German) is a one kilometer-long upscale shopping boulevard in Düsseldorf, Germany known for its luxury stores and the canal that runs along. The boulevard runs from Hofgarden (the main park of the city) to Carl-Theodor Strasse and Luisenstrasse. Hitel Breidenbacher Hof, one of the most expensive ones, is also located on the boulevard.


The canal, fed by the river Düssel, and the boulevard were completed in 1804.


The name of the boulevard is said to come from an incident, when a horse manure was thrown at King Friendrich Wilhelm IV and as a way to apologize, the street was named “King’s Avenue”.