I knew Dusselforf as the birthplace of Kraftwerk, the grandaddys of electronic rock.
I found a second reason to like the city when i discovered that Dusseldorf is currently offering great fares to Europe for East Coast travelers for peak vacation month of August.
For fare and flight search, I started using more and more Google Flights which I like for its simplicity and speed.
Last summer, i flew to Europe from Newark Liberty via Berlin for $625 RT.
I decided to scout other potential entry points like Barcelona, London, Brussels, Amsterdam using Google Flights and did not find anything under $900 RT.
I then checked the map of Germany and checked airports closer to France like Frankfurt, Koln and finally Dusseldorf.
Trying to stay away from United which I flew from US and back last year, I found following flights mostly aboard Lufthansa with 1 stop each way.
Here's my finds at $734 RT with departure on August 12, 2013 and return on August 26, 2013:
Outbound (August 12)
As a comparison, on same dates best Round Trip fare (albeit non-stop) from Newark to Paris that I could find was via British Airways for $1298.