Comprehensive city and regional guides for expats

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Shopping in Rhine Ruhr

One vast difference between Europe's third large urban centre compared to London and Paris and becomes apparent when shopping. As a polycentric metropolis, the Rhine Ruhr region possesses many large towns and cities that serve as a shopper's paradise in their own right.

Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté


Stage scene of acrobats at the Apollo variety in Düsseldorf
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Far more than just theatre; artistry and dance, music and laughter speak a language that every international guest can understand. Apollo offers an extraordinary show & dine experience. Located directly on the bank of the Rhine, Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté is an ideal attraction for all audiences.



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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In our three orthodontic practices we promote a minimally invasive orthodontic approach and aim to prevent the extraction of remaining teeth. Register yourself and your child at any early stage for a consultation (starting age 6 years old).

Finnlines Ferries

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Looking for an exciting summertime or autumn trip? Or thinking of the winter already? Vibrant Helsinki awaits with open arms and delightful 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?


Pets in Rhine Ruhr

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Keeping a pet on a leash is a must in urban areas except when inside special pens and most of the wilder open spaces along the river banks or open countryside. Surprisingly for some, dogs are also allowed on public transport and inside restaurants unless otherwise stated.


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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.

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.


State Sights

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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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