Carat Hotel Altstadt
The German word "Altstadt" means "old town" in English and the hotel is literally located in the old part of the city.
The old part of the city was a long walk to the main train station but there are many tourist attractions in Duesseldorf and the hotel is in an ideal location to see the sights.
A square was next to the hotel and there were lots of street-venders.
Breakfast was included in the price and it was buffet-style breakfast. I just have a light meal for breakfast every morning in Japan so I was surprised that my friend had a pretty healthy appetite!
The next morning, we headed to the square. There was a big local market.
There was a variety of fresh summer vegetables and it was very interesting. During the past two visits to Europe, both trips were during winter so there was little chance to visit open-air markets, except Christmas markets.
There were many stores but what drew my attention the most, was this store. It is the picture on the right.
It was a potato store offering many kinds of potatos! I don't like potato because when potatoes are cooked the taste never changes. Its texture is almost the same as always. Potatoes are potatoes! I never understand why people like potato so much!