Duesseldorf International Airport sits within a couple miles of Messe Duesseldorf, the enormous 1,500-employee, 3.3 million-sq.-ft. trade fair campus that recently hosted K Show 2022, the largest rubber and plastics gathering in the world.
While the airport looked small during our downwind approach to DUS Oct. 17, the fair grounds did not.
The sprawling campus comprises more than 20 buildings, and that does not include a 5,000-person stadium that hosted the Davis Cup in 1993, nor the administrative offices for Messe Duesseldorf (also the name of the trade show organizer), where we picked up our press credentials for the Oct. 14-26 show.
The week-long trip to the 12th-century city at the confluence of the Rhine and Dussel rivers in northwestern Germany came as part of my coverage of K Show with the Plastics News team, the Detroit-based sister publication to Rubber News.
While I enjoyed some of the best beer, sauerbraten and schnitzel I've ever had, our busy schedule prevented too much sightseeing.