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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.

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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.

Caravan Salon Düsseldorf


© Messe Düsseldorf

The world’s largest fair for mobile vacationing is this year is also the biggest ever. 590 national and international exhibitors with 130 caravan and motor home brands represent the entire caravanning industry. Germany’s unique public trade fair for hiking and trekking also takes place in parallel.


Düsseldorf Festival


Artists on stage at Düsseldorf Festival in  Düsseldorf on Amazing Düsseldorf
© Benoit Fontaine

The düsseldorf festival! is a magnificent and vibrant collection of performing arts, most of which takes place in a huge yet surprisingly intimate marquee. An inspiring selection of national and international artists manage to create spectacular and sophisticated entertainment that touches the soul of audiences.


Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté


© Apollo

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.


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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).

MBA Studies in Düsseldorf


The part-time MBA in General Management of Düsseldorf Business School is primarily designed for participants who have not yet graduated with a degree. The 2016 English language MBA offers studies during evenings and on Saturdays on the university campus in Düsseldorf.


Style Coach

© Alexander Basta

Thekla Tillmann likes to bring out a person’s best. To achieve this goal, she offers a variety of services including event dressing, personal wardrobe checks and store checks. Together with her cooperating partners she advises in all aspects to create that individual perfect look.


Tali Lichtenfeld

© Tali Lichtenfeld

With a background in HR, organizational behavior and psychology as well as an expat herself, Tali Lichtenfeld specialises in coaching expatriates. Especially those going through a move to a foreign country feeling lost and others whose life, career and relationships are all changing.


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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

© 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.


Mayor's Greeting

© Josef Hovenjürgen

The Ruhr Metropolis offers excellent professional perspectives, countless opportunities for study and ideal locations for business in the heart of Europe. As a qualified professional, entrepreneur or student, it is here that you will discover the best conditions to both start and develop your career.


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