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.

Coming up, ISR cordially invites you, your friends and family to this year’s International Spring Festival on March 25 between 11am and 3pm to experience many highlights and exciting projects, including student photography that will be sold for charity.

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


Sparda Bank Bridge Run

Thousands of people of all ages from young to old participate year for year in the Bridge Run. The 10 km course crosses two of the city’s bridges, the Oberkasseler and the Rhein Knie, runs along the Oberkassel riverbank flats and finishes in the old town of Düsseldorf.

Museums Night Düsseldorf

Poster of Museums Night in Düsseldorf
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This year, forty museums and galleries open their doors in Düsseldorf on one evening to welcome and entertain. Exhibitions are as diverse as the institutions and include paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture, design, music, natural history, film and the famed Goethe.


Shakespeare Festival Neuss


Guys on bikes on stage of Shakespeare Festival
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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.



A view inside the fashion emporia Breuninger in Düsseldorf
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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.


OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


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March 22-29: Filmkunstkinos: English: 1984, Hidden Figures, Moonlight, T2 Trainspotting, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land; F: Quand on a 17 ans, Elle. Cinestar: English: Life, Beauty and the Beast, Moonlight, Logan, Lion, Kong: Skull Island, La La Land OV.


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Expat Service Desk

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 Spring Festival

Poster or spring festival at the ISR International School Rhine

Parents and students are welcome to attend the ISR International Spring Festival on March 25 between 11am and 3pm. Experience many highlights, projects, games, refreshments, delicacies, art exhibitions, musical performances, a chess tournament as well as student photography to be sold for charity. Bring friends and family as well!


Club News in Düsseldorf


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Club news reveals the dates of events arranged by international clubs in Düsseldorf as we hear of them. They include organisations for the British, Americans, Japanese, French and more. Offering a variety of activities, several also organise meetings open to non members.


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.


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.


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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.

Economic Development Düsseldorf

View of water and buildings of the harbour in Düsseldorf
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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.


Five Star Hotels in Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf offers a surprising choice of five star accommodation considering its population of six hundred thousand. Locations include the Königsallee, the harbour peninsular or a short distance from the international airport and motorway access for the cities of the Ruhr Metropolis such as Essen.


Four Star Hotels in Düsseldorf

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The variety of four star hotel brands range from international brands to national champions, all offer good quality and their specific individual style. Every hotel is fairly close to something of interest such as the shopping boulevard Königsallee, the harbour, the old town or the river banks.


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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