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 International School Ruhr, IS Ruhr is hosting its next Open Day on June 24. The school will open for visitors from 10 am to 1 pm. Join this joyful experience and acquire an experience to prepare your child for the upcoming school curriculum.

The magnificent France Festival gives the city a Parisian flavour again this year in July, just after the iconic Tour de France Grand Départ turns this city into a cyclist’s paradise. Big city business, small town charm


Shakespeare Festival Neuss

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.

France Festival


© Destination Düsseldorf

Every year early to mid July, Dusseldorf celebrates its amicable relations to "La Grande Nation". On or around Bastille Day it’s time for socalled "Petit Paris" to say "Vive la France!". The France Festival in the state capital offers French culinary specialities accompanied by amusements and music.


OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


© VectorState

June 22-28: Filmkunstkinos: Life, Animated, The Beguiled, Round Midnight, Loving, This Beautiful Fantastic, Born to be blue, Michelangelo: Love and Death, The Dinner, Whitney, Hokusai, Song to Song, 20th Century Women, Return to Montauk. Cinestar: Everything, Everything, Transformers: The Last Knight, Wonder Woman, The Mummy, Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alien: Covenant


Tour de France in Düsseldorf


Cyclist Group sprinting image for the Grand Départ, Tour de France 2017
© Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf / Frank Bodenmüller

Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2017 will be staged in Düsseldorf, the city also fittingly known as "Little Paris". Local residents adore sports so this event will be warmly welcomed. It will be thirty years since the last occasion this iconic race slipped over the border onto German soil.


Funfair in Düsseldorf


Big wheel in sky at Düsseldorf funfair on Amazing Capitals
© Rigatone

Millions of visitors flock to the Düsseldorf funfair to enjoy new and traditional funfair rides, roller coasters, carousels and to partake of tasty foods and beverages. The largest funfair on the Rhine takes place in the district of Oberkassel along the shoreline of the river Rhine directly opposite the old town.


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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.

IS Ruhr Open Day

Poster of child on head
© IS Ruhr

Visit the IS Ruhr primary school and get a feel for the warm and private atmosphere. Pupils and parents will be shown around so visitors can meet other children as well as the friendly IS Ruhr staff. The language of communication is English but they will of course also have staff available that speak German.


International School Ruhr

several students in the park
© Ralf Schultheiß

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.


IS Ruhr Holiday Care


Young children in the classroom at school desk
© IS Ruhr

During the first week of the summer vacation, the International School Ruhr and the English-language kindergarten are offering an attractive holiday program in their building at Moltkeplatz 1. Age-appropriate care for three to six-year-olds includes many activities, indoors and out.


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.

City Topics in Düsseldorf

© Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus

As the State capital, the city represents the seat of power yet the city is tiny in comparison to the megacities of the world. The commercial centre is a pleasantly small collection of streets flanked by parks and the river. Residents are some of the most contented in the world.


Economic Development Düsseldorf

View of water and buildings of the harbour in Düsseldorf
© Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

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.


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.



© Stadt Meerbusch

In close vicinity to the state capital of Düsseldorf, eight districts are gathered together to form a unique place called Meerbusch. Stylish neighbourhoods reveal elegant boutiques and interesting stores. Marvellous restaurants combine with an eclectic mix of traditional places.


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