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A traditional must do for many expats is the annual charitable Advent Market organised by Christ Church. Held on Saturday afternoon, offerings include bric-a-brac, homemade treats, refreshments, music and proceeds go to the church.

The Christmas Markets across town have opened, offering a great way to swing into the festive mood. With it’s unusual, not so sweet mulled white wine (Glühwein) and delicious Flammkuchen my favourite is the Alsace stand at the town hall.

Planning ahead, the boot trade fair is an incredible experience, whether purchasing a new vessel or enjoying a day out. Meanwhile, the view from the Ferris or big Wheel in the heart of the Altstadt (old town) is particularly pretty with the seasonal lights.

Everything international business professionals and foreign residents need to know about life in Düsseldorf is available under Expat Life. Or discover more about the wonderful state capital of NRW, the region and the locals under The Location. Find out what’s on and what could be enjoyed on Düsseldorf’s extensive cultural timetable under Things to Do.


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Christmas Market Düsseldorf


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Varied and quite beautiful, themed collections of small 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 and other merchandise make perfect Christmas presents.


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Come along to our open day on December 05 from 12pm to 3 pm and meet the team of specialists in one of our orthodontic practices in Meerbusch-Büderich. Enjoy salon music, snacks of sushi and seasonal goose along with a clown performing as well as surprises for the children.


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Parks, Gardens & Woodlands

The city became known as the garden city in the 18th century when Johann Wilhelm II, Elector of Palatinate, chose Düsseldorf as his royal capital. Today, residents can enjoy several beautiful parks, gardens and green spaces, especially when the crocusses bloom in spring.

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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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