Comprehensive city and regional guides for expats

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Amazing Capitals reveal inspiring and valuable location based support for expatriates full of relevant knowledge and information. Articles written in English assist foreign professionals settle into and to live in their new location. Here, expats find information such as the necessary formalities and must do’s, things to see and enjoy along with large events as well as ways to contact other people in similar situations.

The location can be selected above. Neuss and Ruhr, Rhine Ruhr and Dusseldorf are ready. Bonn and Cologne follow later, while Beijing, Cracow and Prague are still available in original formats. Enjoy.


Carnival in Neuss

The carnival season is long, starting on November 11 and going through to Kappessontag (Nonsense Sunday), Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) and Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday) sometime in February or March. Some eighteen local carnival organisations and clubs can be found in Neuss.

Carnival in Düsseldorf


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The general rule of thumb is stay and party or, for those who don't wish to, leave town. Thursday is the day things commence in earnest when masses of women storm the town hall and chaos breaks out. On Monday an enormous procession meanders for hours through the city.


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Finnlines to Helsinki

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Looking for an exciting pre Christmas or New Year trip? Vibrant Helsinki awaits with open arms and delightful Seasonal atmosphere. And instead of flying try a different route. What better way is there to visit than taking a calm trip with Finnlines and experiencing more delights along the way?


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Street Art

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Many examples of street art can be found tucked away in residential side streets and more openly on house frontages or bridges. Kiefernstrasse is an exciting street to visit. In Düsseldorf, graffiti has outlived its day and property or vehicles are less defaced in most places.


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