Capitals

Comprehensive city and regional guides for expats

Written by Garry, last edited by Garry on

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.

I am enormously pleased and proud to present the new Amazing Capitals format launched in Valencia, Spain. This magnificent city located on the Mediterranean shores is a great place for expats to relocate to. Innovative business incubators, water supplier and city administration are one reason. Then there is the sun, the light, the friendliness of locals, and, and, and… Thank you to my launch partners, Ayuntamiento de Valencia, Global Omnium, Oceanografic and La Marina.

View the fresh new design of Amazing Capitals Valencia, which will be rolled out to current locations later in the year.

Meanwhile German locations 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.

 

Happenings in Neuss

Every now and then something special takes place in Neuss. Such happenings can vary from celebrations to mark an opening or anniversary to a market or a one off concert. The community is quick to pick up on such events, creating gatherings large and small.

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boot Düsseldorf, the largest water sports trade fair in the world sets new standards year after year. January 2019 excites with a 50th anniversary celebration. 250,000 visitors from 102 nations can view a wide range of desirable craft and accessories while interacting with over 2,000 exhibitors from 70 countries.

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Christmas Market in Bochum

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Flying Santa Claus and his sleigh at Bochum Christmas Market
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One of the best Christmas markets in the Ruhr region of Germany is in Bochum. The medieval market square and the region’s only Flying Santa, artists who soar above the heads of kids and adults alike on a wonderful sleigh drawn by reindeer, are just two attractions.

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Christmas Market Düsseldorf

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The pretty Christmas market stands in front of Carschhaus department store in Düsseldorf
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Varied and beautiful, themed collections of Christmas market booths can be found across the centre of Düsseldorf. Traditional German gingerbread, marzipan, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine are on offer to tease the palate. Artisan crafts such as crib figures can also be seen.

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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.

Pets in Düsseldorf

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Bringing a pet is relatively easy, however, dogs need to be registered when they accompany a family relocating to Düsseldorf. Owners may then take their pet virtually anywhere including out to dinner. Dogs need to be micro chipped, vaccined and licensed. A leash is a must under many if not most circumstances.

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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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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.

Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
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Meetings, incentives, conferences, events, MICE, is a global industry constantly in search of the right destination. The fascinating Ruhr Metropolis a short distance from the state capital of Düsseldorf is a big player offering unlimited locations and opportunities.

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City Topics

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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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The Location

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Due to Beijing’s venerable history, there is no doubt that this historic city has always been a place worth visiting. Yet, at no other time has Beijing been as prepossessing to the rest of the world as it is today. It's development is astounding.

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