Before this, a bloody struggle for power had taken place between the Archbishop of Cologne and the count of Berg, culminating in the Battle of Worringen.
The Archbishop of Cologne's forces were wiped out by the forces of the count of Berg who were supported by citizens and farmers of Cologne and Düsseldorf, paving the way for Düsseldorf's elevation to city status, which is commemorated today by a monument on the Burgplatz.
The United States 97th Infantry Division easily captured the city on 18 April 1945, after the local German Resistance group launched Aktion Rheinland.
In 1946, Düsseldorf was made capital of the new federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
In 1380, the dukes of Berg moved their seat to the town and Düsseldorf was made regional capital of the Duchy of Berg.Wir setzen auf unserer Website Cookies und andere Technologien ein, um Ihnen den vollen Funktionsumfang unseres Angebotes anzubieten.Zudem ermöglichen Cookies die Personalisierung von Inhalten und dienen der Ausspielung von Werbung. Durch die weitere Nutzung unserer Website erklären Sie sich mit dem Einsatz von Cookies einverstanden.The first written mention of Düsseldorf (then called Dusseldorp in the local Low Rhenish dialect) dates back to 1135.Under Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa the small town of Kaiserswerth to the north of Düsseldorf became a well-fortified outpost, where soldiers kept a watchful eye on every movement on the Rhine.