The favourite city guide for expats, internationals & business travellers

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Welcome to Düsseldorf and Amazing Dusseldorf, the English language guide with all that’s needed to assist expats and internationals living or working in the city.

Perfect for parents contemplating international schooling is the next info day at ISR on February 17. Learn all about the school’s academic program and extracurricular activities offered on their modern campus just a few minutes from downtown Düsseldorf.

The Happenings article reveals more international events including the Deutsch-British Gesellschaft and the next Expat-preneurs meeting.

Shebeen Flick 2018_ is an Irish Film Festival with screenings held in the cozy Souterrain. This unique art house cinema is in the basement below bistro Muggel in Oberkassel. Following the sold-out screening of A Date for Mad Mary at the first festival in Düsseldorf last year, the upcoming weekend event in March promises packed audiences too. Expect a programme filled with new Irish films as yet unseen in Germany alongside conversations with filmmakers and lots of craic. Dates in the Happenings page.

Contemporary dance companies from many regions of the world are performing in front of packed audiences in the town. The International Dance Weeks every month in Neuss. Coming up in February and March.

Finally, the weekly original movie update reveals new releases and ongoing films of many genres in English and other languages.


ProWein goes City

Once a year during March, the professionals gather in Düsseldorf to attend a leading international trade fair of wines and spirits. To enable those not from the trade to partake, ProWein goes City takes place in bars, bistros, restaurants, clubs, wine merchants and hotels.

OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


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Original language movies in Düsseldorf 14-21.2: The Shape of Water, Black Panther, All the Money in the World, The Post, A Date for Mad Mary, Fifty Shades Freed, Wind River, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Phantom Thread, Darkest Hour, Twoj Vincent, The Greatest Showman on Earth. Plus.


Happenings in Düsseldorf


© English Theatre Düsseldorf

In Düsseldorf every now and then something special takes place. Such activities can vary from a concert, vernisage or celebrations to mark an opening, a spontaneous pop up or a small one off event. The community loves happenings such as Expat Entrepreneurs or Educating Rita from the English Theatre Düsseldorf.


Exhibitions in Düsseldorf


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Many of Düsseldorf's venues are able to use their international reputation to create stunning exhibitions of the finest and sometimes rarest works from across the globe. Most exhibits reveal a delight for both the eye and the intellect.


KIT Kunst im Tunnel

Logo on glass door of KIT
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KIT Kunst im Tunnel is focussed on contemporary art in the fields of sculpture, painting, photography, video and installation art. Some four to six exhibitions with exciting audiences take place every year. Invitations to opening events are eagerly awaited by those in the know.


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From the search for housing and logistics of a move through to the completion of all related formalities which can include speeding up the process of integration, dealing with local labour law requirements, language courses and cultural awareness training; Progedo gets new employees up to speed.

Utilities in Düsseldorf

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Power, gas, water and waste disposal can all be ordered separately. Local utilities corporations offer complete services, while a few national giants and lower priced competitors also vie for business. Confusing tariffs are abundant.


ISR Info Day

Young students at the ISR International School Rhine

Parents and students are welcome to attend the next ISR International Info Day on February 17. 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.


Expat Service Desk

Image of international people in front of the Gehry buildings in Düsseldorf
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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.


International School Ruhr

several students in the park
© Ralf Schultheiß

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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Flavours and styles of urbanisation vary widely throughout Düsseldorf. Early twentieth century residential buildings predominate in popular Oberkassel nestled on the western banks. Younger residents and aged locals mix well in the bubblier neighbourhoods of Flingern and Bilk.

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.


Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

Harbour scene with barge docked in Düsseldorf
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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.


Plane, Flight, Airport

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Düsseldorf Airport is the third largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich. During recent years it has gained importance as a hub for intercontinental flights and is only ten minutes or so by taxi from downtown.


Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
© Ruhr Tourismus / Lueger

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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