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English and other original language movies are on cinema screens this week. Events coming up in April are several big spectator delights starting with the Museums Night, Sparda Bank Bridge Run and the Metro Group Marathon.

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KIT Kunst im Tunnel

KIT Kunst im Tunnel is focussed on contemporary art in the fields of sculpture, painting, photography, video and installation art. Some four to six exhibitions with exciting audiences take place every year. Invitations to opening events are eagerly awaited by those in the know.

Metro Group Marathon

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Spectators 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.

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Labour Day

May Day or Labour Day has traditionally been a politically heated national public holiday in Germany. The real fun starts the night before with the annual Tanz in den Mai (Dance into May). It is also a very special night of celebration in many parts of Europe, especially Nordic countries.

International Library Düsseldorf

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The International English Library offers Germans and international residents alike a large collection of some twenty-six thousand books written in English. They cover fiction and non-fiction and many other genres. The central library behind the central railway station also has a good selection.

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Car

Getting around in a motor vehicle is fairly simple and civilised. Traffic is heavy and road surfaces reasonable. 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) is the general speed limit unless otherwise posted. In designated residential areas speed should be capped to 30 km/h.

Germans

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Germans can sometimes be hard to meet, except perhaps at work. A high percentage live in single-person households. Nearly everyone is able and normally willing to speak at least some English. A somewhat private folk, they perhaps need a nudge or a drink to do so.

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