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The infamous boot, the world’s largest water sports trade fair opens its doors again January 21 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Discounted tickets are already available online.

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.

 

boot Düsseldorf

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© Messe Düsseldorf

Discover 360° Watersports at boot Düsseldorf. The world's largest boat and water sports trade fair reveals a full nine days of fascination, inspiration, information and fun! Admire some 1,800 yachts and boats on show and experience the indoor creek, go sailing or meet experts and stars.

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Breuninger

A view inside the fashion emporia Breuninger in Düsseldorf
© Breuninger

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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THINK Global School

© 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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International School Ruhr

several students and teachers in classroom
© Debora Berge

The International School Ruhr in Essen offers an exciting new environment for educating international children from countries across the globe. For many expat and German executives, the availability of a school geared towards international requirements is essential when choosing a base to live and to work.

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ISR International School on the Rhine

Students at the ISR in Neuss
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ISR - International School on the Rhine in Neuss is an accredited, private and international all-day school starting at Kindergarten. Many choose ISR because the academic program prepares students for the world-wide renowned International Baccalaureate, simply known as IB.

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Finnlines Ferries to Helsinki

© Finnlines

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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Plane, Flight, Airports in Rhine Ruhr

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

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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