Buyer, Stan’s Fit For Your Feet and New Balance Milwaukee
As a buyer for Stan’s Fit For Your Feet and New Balance Milwaukee, David Sajdak regularly travels to Düsseldorf, Germany to attend Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories international shoe fairs.
“I typically travel out of Chicago O’Hare (International Airport) via Lufthansa through Frankfurt, Germany. Once I make it to Düsseldorf, I take the train in to the city center to my hotel.”
“In my downtime, I like to explore the modern art museum, local stores, and walk along the Rhine River. I also like to visit the shoe factories of some of our European brands in Germany, Italy and Spain.”
“The Steigenberger Düsseldorf hotel, which is located in the Königsallee, the main shopping district of Düsseldorf. Being so close to the shopping district allows us to see the latest European fashions. It is a really beautiful old hotel with very classic rooms and amazing architecture. It is also close to the ‘Old Town,’ Altstadt section of Düsseldorf, which contains great restaurants and small local shops.”
“Every time I’m in Düsseldorf I have to go to the Fischhaus in the Old Town. I consider myself a bit of a foodie and I love their fresh seafood, especially the pike and perch with chanterelle mushrooms. It’s simple but absolutely outstanding. If you feel adventurous, try the pickled herring appetizer. Another one of my favorite spots is Uerige brewery, near the Fischhaus. Uerige was established in 1862, and it doesn’t feel like it’s changed a bit! Great local beer and good pub food.”
“Bring good, fashionable and comfortable shoes for exploring! Enjoy your time taking in the beautiful German scenery and amazing culture.”