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.

The German Red Cross, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz has begun a new campaign requesting residents to donate blood. Various dates are available in locations including Düsseldorf, Neuss, Erkrath, Meerbusch and Ratingen. Click here to discover when and where. Simply enter the town and hit “Termin suchen”.

Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté is running its new show Carnival in Venice. 2017 marks tweny years of their vaudeville performances in Düsseldorf. Alternatively, an impressive variety of exhibitions is continuously on offer in many of the well known art venues and museums too.

As usual, this year will see interesting events throughout the year. A highly unusual occurrence will also take place in the summer when the iconic Tour de France stages its socalled Grand Départ in the city. Big city business, small town charm



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.

Metro Group Marathon

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

Spectators in Düsseldorf turn out in their masses, especially if the sun is shining and are tremendously responsive. Groups of drummers appear from nowhere to motivate thousands of amateur participants and a carnival-like atmosphere characterises the whole event traditionally held in April.


Jazz Rally Düsseldorf


© Mo' Blow

The annual Dusseldorfer Jazz Rally offers performances by renowned artists and newcomers that inspire audiences year after year. Some concerts are free, most through purchasing the Jazz Rally badge, offering terrific value for money for over 70 events.


Shakespeare Festival Neuss


Guys on bikes on stage of Shakespeare Festival
© Callum Cheatle

The 2017 season offers expats many performances in English. Bristol's Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory bring Othello to the Globe, The Watermill Theatre from Newbury stage two productions with Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet while Mountview Productions of London perform Ben Jonson's The Alchemist in Neuss.


OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


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27.4-3.5: Both: Ghost in the Shell; Filmkunstkinos: English: Gimme Danger, A Monster Calls, Denial, The Last Word, Gold, A United Kingdom, Don’t blink, Goya, Lion, T2 Trainspotting, Moonlight. Cinestar: English: Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Going in Style, Life, Beauty and the Beast, Logan


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Jobs in Düsseldorf

The economy in Germany as a whole and specifically Düsseldorf is buoyant with numbers of residents in full employment traditionally high. Düsseldorf attracts as an administrative centre for national and international companies, which is reflected in the volume of commuters from neighbourníng regions.

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.


ISR International School on the Rhine

Students at the ISR in Neuss

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.


International School of Düsseldorf

Cartwheel sculpture of the ISD international school düsseldorf

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.


THINK Global School

Students of THINK Global School with elephant
© 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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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.

Gas Lanterns

© Amazing Capirals / Greg

Some sixteen thousand gas lanterns adorn the streets of Düsseldorf, making the city the largest urban area covered by this aged technology. Some say the warm glow is second to none while others fear for their safety in spite of an excellent track record of reliability.


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.


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.


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.


Immermann-Strasse & Mitte

The Immermannstrasse in Düsseldorf's city centre runs from the central railway station, crosses the Oststrasse and carries on to the Berliner Allee. Entering this street brings the vistor to the heart of the Japanese community, where the eatery scene reveals all aspects of Japan.


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