drupacity Düsseldorf Offers Attractive Program for GuestsApril 19, 2012
“In May, Düsseldorf will become a temporary home for the around 1,850 exhibitors and their 30,000 strong stand personnel as well as the 350,000 visitors and 3,000 journalists expected to come from all over the globe,” stated Manuel Mataré, director of drupa. “We want to welcome them with this diverse program. In addition, we and/or our partners have come up with some very special events this year in order to also bring the topics of print and media a bit closer to the people of Düsseldorf.”
drupa will take place from May 3 – 16, 2012 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds.
Four shopping malls, 44 retail shops and 48 gastronomical establishments as well as the premium drupartners Duessel Aqua, Museum Kunstpalast (museums), Frankenheim, Schlösser, Schumacher, Zum Schlüssel, Uerige and Füchschen (breweries), Taxi Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Marketing&Tourism (DMT), the airport and Lufthansa are involved in drupacity 2012 concept.
A lot of the stores will give out small presents with purchases as a “little thank you” (such as an insider’s guide to Düsseldorf in form of a rummy game at “Mayersche”, miniature bottles of perfume at “BEAUTYAffair”, large postcards with Düsseldorf motifs at “Art Editions Fils”, a present made of elephant dung paper at “el martin”). Some shops will have discounts, while others will offer free shipment with a purchase above a certain value. Stores in Düsseldorf are usually closed on Sundays but on May 6, almost all drupartner shops will be open.
The Düsseldorf gastronomy will also offer its guests a variety of “treats”: free desserts in combination with a main course (chocolate soufflé on morello compote at “Gallo Nero”, semolina pudding with wild berry sauce at “Curry”, Maibowle (May punch) at “Caruso”, strawberries with sushi cream at “Julian’s” or a pre-dessert in “Patrick’s Seafood” as well as a selection of free aperitifs (drupeliá at “Hotel Meliá”, drupa-red Maibowle or a Rätemateng (herbal schnapps) at “Caruso”). Some restaurant owners (“Askitis”, “Plaisir” and “Spoerl”) will even cover the costs for a taxi ride or the shuttle from the fairgrounds to the restaurant and afterwards to the hotel.