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.

Christmas markets in various locations across Düsseldorf’s city centre are open. A few cozy versions can be found in various neighbourhoods as well. Try also the magnificent ice rink on the Königsallee and stunning views from the ferris wheel in the Altstadt.

A weekly original movie update for Düsseldorf reveals English language films of many genres. Catch an early release in the Ruhr with the weekly update of movies in Ruhr cinemas too. Enjoy!

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Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté

The current production takes the audience to a magical cosmos and places the question - is it a dream, recollection or hallucination? More than just theatre - artistry and dance, music and laughter speak a language that every international guest can understand. Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté offers a unique show & dine experience.

Christmas Market Düsseldorf

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The pretty Christmas market stands in front of Carschhaus department store in Düsseldorf
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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 4-12.12: English: Widows, Under the Silver Lake, Anna and The Apocalypse, Climate Warriors, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Agatha Christie’s Crooked House, The House that Jack Built, Suspiria, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Female Pleasure, First Man, Juliet Naked, Bohemian Rhapsody.

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boot Düsseldorf

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boot Düsseldorf, the largest water sports trade fair in the world sets new standards year after year. January 2019 excites with a 50th anniversary celebration. 250,000 visitors from 102 nations can view a wide range of desirable craft and accessories while interacting with over 2,000 exhibitors from 70 countries.

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Ferris Wheel

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The big wheel by night with bright lights in Düsseldorf
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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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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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Essentials and the new eBook

When moving to a new home in Germany, a few regulations need to be followed. Germany has rules for everything and, as they say, if it isn't regulated then it's not permitted. A few insights and relevant information are packaged in the new eBook. Designed especially to assist the transition to a new home in Düsseldorf.

Expat Service Desk

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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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International School Ruhr

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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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ISR Info Day

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Parents and students are welcome to attend the next info day at ISR International School on the Rhine on November 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.

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International School of 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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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.

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Society & Folk

Anyone who has experienced the hospitality offered by German society knows how peaceful the place is. This country and the folk here have changed much over recent years and people are much more laid back, friendly and humerous than first meets the eye.

Tourism in Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is a delightful place that welcomes foreigners who mostly visit a trade fair or congress. The city has also increased its popularity with foreign and national tourists more recently. Its location on the Rhine, cultural landscape and atmosphere makes it a popular destination.

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Urban Feel

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Dusseldorf is a modern, pulsating city with many beautiful sights such the picturesque Königsalle and the view from riverside promenade on the banks of the Rhine. Combing international flair with stylish elegance, its Rhenish cheerfulness makes Düsseldorf a great choice as a place for expats to live.

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Public Transport in Düsseldorf

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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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Cemeteries

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In Düsseldorf, the cemeteries can reveal beatiful park-like flora and fauna; open spaces that are quiet and peaceful, normally welcoming and great places to relax. Those that enjoy wandering amongst the gravestones can develop an insight to the cultural background.

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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.

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