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.

The coming week also marks the opening of the ferris wheel in the old town. Located on the promenade, a ride offers impressive views of the city and way, way beyond.

The weekly movie update reveals a number of current releases of many genres. Many in English, other languages too.

Finally, if you are planning an exciting event or congress, Ruhr Meeting offers unusual, inspiring and unique locations in the nearby Ruhr Metropolis.

 

Happenings in Düsseldorf

In Düsseldorf every now and then something special takes place. Such happenings can vary from a concert, vernisage, celebrations to mark an opening or anniversary, a spontaneous market or a small one off event. The community loves these gatherings. Coming Up: 100 Mothers, English Theatre Düsseldorf

OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf

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11-18.10: Pre-Crime, Good Time, Daniel Hope, Blade Runner 2049, Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas, Victoria und Abdul, It, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Glass Castle, Mother!, Logan Lucky, The Circle, Walk With Me; Korean: The Wailing; French: Happy End; Hungarian: A Teströl és Lélekröl; Spanish: La Chana plus multilingual.

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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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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.

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International Dance Weeks

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Beautiful dance performance on stage
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Outstanding dance performances in front of highly enthusiastic audiences provide the recipe for a unique stage experience in Neuss. International companies from places in the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil and New Zealand create beautiful experiences.

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International Clubs in Düsseldorf

Dusseldorf offers several clubs for expats. Lively and varied, many provide events where members and guests have an opportunity to meet other foreigners and local people in the similar situation of living in a new location in a foreign country.

IS Ruhr Holiday Care

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Young children in the classroom at school desk
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During the first week of the summer vacation, the International School Ruhr are offering an attractive holiday program in their building at Moltkeplatz 1. Age-appropriate care for three to six and seven to twelve year olds includes many indoor activities such as singing, artwork, dance, experiments as well as play and movement outdoors.

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ISR Open House

Teachers talking and smiling at students at the ISR International School Rhine
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The ISR Open House is an ideal way to get to know ISR, including their international teaching staff, their students and the classes on offer. Its also an event where parents and students can experience trial classes or demo lessons in various subjects taught in English.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fines

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Generally speaking, the Germans are a serious bunch of people and stick to the rules. The levels of fines that can be incurred though are surprisingly low compared to most other European countries. This appears to reflect a high so-called collective responsibility (Vernunft).

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Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
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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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Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

Harbour scene with barge docked in Düsseldorf
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The company's intelligent world of logistics offers cleverly combined services at ports in Neuss and Düsseldorf, Krefeld and Cologne. Beyond ports and waterways, rail haulage enables Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen to offer a trimodal combination of efficient and low impact forms of transportation of goods.

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Jaywalking in Düsseldorf

Button for changing pedestrian lights to cross road
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Crossing a street in Germany to this day still reveals a discipline that is seldom experienced elsewhere. When the red light is showing at a pedestrian crossing, people mostly wait for a green one. Often for excruciatingly long periods on completely empty streets.

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