One of the most famous sons of the city is Heinrich Heine. You will find his marks all over town. They say, Günter Grass wrote his famous novel “Die Blechtrommel” in Düsseldorf at the Altstadt pub “Zum Csikos”. Düsseldorf – a city of writers? Whatever – we present you contemporary books, authors and other storytellers from THE DORF.


In December of 2016, the writer Christine Weissenborn together with her sister-in-law, the illustrator Sarah Neuendorf, published the delightful children’s book ‘Greta’s sister’. Exclusively for THE DORF THE MAG the two of them have placed Greta, the whale and Anuk, the island girl in Düsseldorf and tell the story of why Greta is swimming in the Rhine. And what carnival has to do with the South Sea.

Manuel Iljitsch

To do him justice in just a few sentences is difficult. Manuel Iljitsch does a lot of things and he does them well: He makes funny videos, lends others his voice or face for money, more often he writes texts for advertising or for fun.