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.

 

Light Weeks in Essen

The Essen Light Weeks create a magical atmosphere through the city centre. Generally presenting a multi-facetted picture of a particular partner country under the motto of "Europe in Essen", magnificent bright displays hang above the heads of people strolling by.

Christmas Markets in the Ruhr, Germany

Christmas market around church in Hattingen, Germany
© Ruhr Tourismus

A flying Santa, the world’s largest Christmas tree, woodland Christmas village, impressive illuminations and diverse events are highlights. Fortunately for expats and tourists, the Ruhr Metropolis reveals probably the highest density of Christmas markets in the world. A delightful, highly popular German tradition.

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boot Düsseldorf

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Surfer on indoor wave pool
© Messe Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf is the largest trade fair in the world for experiencing 360° water sports. January 2018 will see exhibition space increase yet again to set a new standard. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with well over 1,800 participants, desirable craft, extended flatwater pool, relaxing beats, delicious drinks and bargain equipment.

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Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté

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Poster scene of Apollo with big Christmas X
© Apollo

Crazy X-MAS is the seasonal production during the 20 year celebrations. Far more than just theatre; artistry and dance, music and laughter speak a language that every international guest can understand. Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté offers an extraordinary show & dine experience.

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Ice Rink DEG Winter World

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© holzrichterkommunikation

Ice skaters and Christmas revellers will adore the new DEG Winter World ice rink on the Königsallee for the first time this year. For beginners and the practiced, young and older skaters alike, a full 1700 square metres of smooth icy surface offer plenty of space as well as an opportunity to enjoy this impressive location.

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Breuninger

A view of the fashion emporia building at Kö Bogen of Breuninger in Düsseldorf
© Breuninger

Breuninger inspires with a magnificent shopping experience in their stunning downtown location between Königsallee and Hofgarten. Fashion, accessories, shoes, beauty and cuisine are offered with friendly, professional service across a sales area of over 15,000 square metres in the impressive Kö-Bogen.

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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.

Expat Service Desk

Image of international people in front of the Gehry buildings in Düsseldorf
© Expat Service Desk

The Expat Service Desk offers initial information concerning living and working within the city of Düsseldorf and the county of Mettmann. This official organisation bundles information, networks and institutions. Gain comprehensive support from us on official procedures and aspects of everyday life.

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THINK Global School

Students of THINK Global School with elephant
© Think Global School

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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ISR Info Day

Young students at the ISR International School Rhine
© ISR

Parents and students are welcome to attend the next ISR International Info Day on December 9. Learn all about the school's academic program and extracurricular activities offered on their modern campus just a few minutes from downtown Düsseldorf. Education from kindergarden to grade 12.

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Anglican Church in Düsseldorf

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

The evangelical Christ Church gives services in English language in Düsseldorf. Providing a spiritual home, church services and religious support for international English-speakers in the Düsseldorf and Ruhr region are offered regularly. Its members are varied in background, age, and denominational heritage.

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Finland via 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, and heated pavements or long, light and bright days.

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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.

Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

Harbour crane with barge docked in Neuss
© Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

The company's intelligent world of logistics offers cleverly combined services at ports in Neuss and Düsseldorf, Krefeld and Cologne. Beyond ports and waterways, rail haulage enables Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen to offer a trimodal combination of efficient and low impact forms of transportation of goods.

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Economic Development Düsseldorf

View of water and buildings of the harbour in Düsseldorf
© Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

With a combination of pro-business policies, low costs and a skilled workforce, Düsseldorf is the perfect location for investors. The Office of Economic Development offer "plug and play" services while expats form an integral part of a population that has grown by 22,000 over the past few years.

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Street Art

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

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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