For a first time since 1996 the BMW International Open is not being contested in the Bavarian capital of Munich.
Instead, the event is being staged on the Jack Nicklaus designed Gut Larcenhof course near Pulhiem and about halfway between Cologne and Dusseldorf.
The course used to play host to the Linde German Masters and then the Mercedes Benz Championship.
And while many of those working at the tournament in the past elected to base themselves in Cologne, it is Dusseldorf where we are residing for the week.
Just like it’s neighbour Cologne, Dusseldorf is located on the banks of the mighty Rhien River.
And while it is BMW International Open week, we are also into the deep end of Euro 2012 with a number of matches being played this week to finally decide the make up of the semi-finals.
Here is a selection of snaps from Dusseldorf of the mighthy Rhein River, scenes from the old part of the city and photos showing how Euro 2012 has engulfed Germany, and one of the favourites to capture the title.