Capitals

Comprehensive city and regional guides for expats

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Amazing Capitals reveal inspiring and valuable location based support full of relevant knowledge and information with articles written in English. Expats can find necessary formalities, must do’s, things to enjoy, large events and ways to contact other people in similar situations.

The location can be selected above. Neuss and Ruhr, Rhine Ruhr and Dusseldorf are on this site. Beijing, Cracow and Prague are still available in original formats. Enjoy and stay in touch.

 

German Football Museum

Many think the footbal World Cup held in Germany changed Germany. Your writer believes the success is owed to the fact that the Germans had changed by 2016. The German Football Museum is a fascinating exhibition that celebrates the sport of soccer (football) and the DFB asociation.

Breuninger

A view inside the fashion emporia Breuninger in Düsseldorf
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Breuninger brings together fashion, accessories, shoes, beauty and cuisine across a sales area of more than 15,000 square metres. The department store offers a most magnificent shopping experience to discerning customers in the Kö-Bogen, an impressive downtown location.

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Carnival in Düsseldorf

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© Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus

Every year at this time a decision is made by most expats. Stay, party and join in the unavoidable, or, for those who don't wish to, leave town. Whilst the exact date of the season varies from year to year, Thursday is the day things commence in earnest. Chaos reigns until Monday evening.

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Carnival in Neuss

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© Presseamt 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.

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Breuninger Confiserie

A view inside the confiserie of the fashion emporium Breuninger in Düsseldorf
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In Breuninger’s confiserie fascinating creations emerge day by day where opposites such as chili and chocolate blend to a completely new taste experience. Experience a wide range of chocolate truffles, petit fours, tarts and tartlets or pastel shaded macaroons. All hand-made.

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Palladium Relocation

Palladium Mobility Group offers relocation services and immigration services. Committed, multilingual consultants possess local expertise to pave the way for employees and their families to settle into their new environment quickly, easily and as successfully as possible.

THINK Global School

Students of THINK Global School with elephant
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Living and learning in four countries a year, a THINK Global School education combines an academically rigorous project-based learning curriculum, a competitive 1:5 faculty/student ratio, student-driven and technology-forward teaching philosophies and integrated service learning to create a 360º educational experience.

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Finnlines Ferries to Helsinki

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Offering those looking for an alternative winter trip, the Finnlines route from Travemünde to Helsinki is ideal. The vibrant Finnish capital awaits with open arms and delightful atmosphere. Enjoy a calm sailing with Finnlines to a crispy cold climate, heated pavements and Santa Claus.

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German Sherpa

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German Sherpa’s goal is to accompany new employees before, during and after the settling-in period. We know the great challenges for international employees. That's why we have launched a 10-point plan for successfully dealing with your employees first steps and relocation to Germany.

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Progedo

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From the search for housing and logistics of a move through to the completion of all related formalities which can include speeding up the process of integration, dealing with local labour law requirements, language courses and cultural awareness training; Progedo gets new employees up to speed.

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Rivers

The major rivers in the Ruhr Metropolis, the Emscher, Lippe, Rhine and Ruhr, offer open spaces for recreation and quality of life. Some three hundred waterworks along the banks of the Ruhr purify and prepare its water while continuous and diligent analysis guarantees high water quality.

Plane, Flight, Airports in Rhine Ruhr

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Rhine Ruhr offers a choice of four airports. Düsseldorf is Germany's third largest offering a choice of long haul as well as short haul flights. Cologne/Bonn serves the south of the region, Dortmund is available to those living in the east. Weeze is a further alternative in the north.

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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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State Sights

© Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Numerous very important historical events have shaped NRW and many monuments preserve their memory. Besides the cathedral in Cologne, the Hermann Monument and the burial site of Charlemagne in Aachen, many castles, cathedrals and smaller monuments can be found across the state.

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City Topics

© Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius

The polycentric metropolitan region of Rhine Ruhr encompasses numerous urban developments. The urban sprawl of the Ruhr Metropolis joins the towns and cities of the Rhine to create a population of 11 million with a lively urban feel and places worthwhile experiencing.

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