Dusseldorf

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.

Ice skaters and revellers will adore the new DEG Winter World ice rink on the Königsallee, which is a must see location from November 23, through the Chrismastime holiday season and well into the new year.

The same day, the Christmas markets open in Düsseldorf. They are placed in various areas in the city centre and a few neighbourhoods. This is the first year that they will open again between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.

Just over a week and the first Advent Sunday will be with us. The traditional Finnish Christmas Market is being held on December 2. Tasty salmon soup, yummy cinnamon buns and cosy atmosphere are guaranteed.

The Happenings article reveals Educating Rita from the English Theatre Düsseldorf and international club events.

The ferris wheel in the old town has started its long, slow spin. Located on the promenade, a ride offers impressive views of the city and way, way beyond.

The weekly movie update reveals a number of current releases of many genres. English and other languages.

Finally, if you are planning an exciting event or congress, Ruhr Meeting offers unusual, inspiring and unique locations in the nearby Ruhr Metropolis.

 

Happenings in 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.

Ice Rink DEG Winter World

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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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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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Ferris Wheel

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The big wheel by night with bright lights in Düsseldorf
© Oscar Bruch

The "Wheel of Vision" is an impressive structure placed on the Burgplatz next to both the Rhine promenade and the old town (Altstadt). Forty two capsules offer spectacular views across the river, the town as well as the Christmas markets and decorations during the dark evening hours.

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Christmas Market Düsseldorf

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The pretty Christmas market stands in front of Carschhaus department store in Düsseldorf
© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

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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OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf

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Original language movies in Düsseldorf 22-29.11: Paddington 2, Manifesto, Battle Of The Sexes, Human Flow, Don't Crack Under Pressure, Messiah of Evil, The Justice League, Battle Of The Sexes, Murder on the Orient Express, Maudie, Suburbicon, Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049, plus E OmEU, F, P, R.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Düsseldorf and the rest of Germany compares little with the American celebration on the fourth Thursday in November but harvest celebrations hold a long tradition here too. Wine producing areas celebrate grapes being picked and Alpine regions reaping of grain.

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.

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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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International School of Düsseldorf

Cartwheel sculpture of the ISD international school düsseldorf
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Choosing a school for your child is a big undertaking and one of the most important factors in relocating. The ISD fully understands this and welcomes you and your child in a truly international community which supports positive and cooperative working relationships between students, teachers and parents.

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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 a short drive from the centre of Düsseldorf 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 or IB.

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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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Public Transport in Düsseldorf

Courtesy of the Rheinbahn, public transport in Düsseldorf is efficient so waiting is generally kept to a minimum. A densely woven network of subway, trams and buses reveals an opportunity to alight on virtually every corner of one of the most compact cosmopolitan cities in Europe.

Public Transport in Düsseldorf

© Amazing Capitals

Courtesy of the Rheinbahn, public transport in Düsseldorf is efficient so waiting is generally kept to a minimum. A densely woven network of subway, trams and buses reveals an opportunity to alight on virtually every corner of one of the most compact cosmopolitan cities in Europe.

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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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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.

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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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Mayor's Greeting

© Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

The attractiveness of Düsseldorf as a place to both live and work is the number one motivation for highly qualified professionals from Germany and abroad to move here. Our goal is for you and your family’s experiences in Düsseldorf to exceed your expectations.

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