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.

I am enormously proud of the next step in assisting expats, local authorities and businesses. A while in the making, the first eBook for Düsseldorf will be presented are the upcoming event of the Expat Sevice Desk ME&DUS on May 22. The eveing will also see presentations from other interesting members of the Düsseldorf expat world. The eBook is now available for download.

The ISR International School on the Rhine is offering their popular Summer school again this year. This excellent opportunity for children and their parents is available for one, two or the full three weeks from July 2. For ISR students and non-students from kindergarten through grade 8.

The Next Düsseldorf Clean Up takes place on June 9. Plastic Attack is June 2. The international community has adopted the official annual “Dreck Weg” concept and offers continuity to those residents who wish to volunteer.

The Happenings article reveals many upcoming international events in Düsseldorf.

Finally, the Düsseldorf weekly original movie update reveals new releases and ongoing films of many genres in English and other languages. Those reading from the Ruhr Metropolis will be pleased to know a weekly update of movies in many Ruhr cinemas is available there too. Enjoy!

 

Christopher Street Day Düsseldorf

A combination of demonstration, political statement, party and celebration, the CSD, Christopher Street Day in Düsseldorf has become well established in the state capital. The stage is prominently placed across from the parliament buildings next to the Rhine promenade.

Japan Day in Düsseldorf

© Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH

Taking place on a Saturday, an explosion of impressive events and activities are staged in the old town and along the promenade throughout the day and into the evening. Most visitors to the Japan Day remain till after dark to watch the renowned beauty of the stunning Japanese firework display.

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OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf

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© Amazing Capitals / Greg

Original language movies in Düsseldorf 17-23.5: English: Solo: A Star Wars Story, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Deadpool 2, The Bookshop, The Happy Prince, Isle of Dogs, 7 Days In Entebbe, Avengers: Infinity War, You Were Never Really Here, Canaletto & the Art of Venice, Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Plus F; R.

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Book Fair in Düsseldorf

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For a few days of the summer, the atmosphere of the consumers paradise known as the Kö is uniquely transformed giving the boulevard a relaxed, quieter and almost bohemian flavour. The book stalls that line the pavements in the heart of Düsseldorf prove to be a huge magnet year after year.

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Happenings in Düsseldorf

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© English Theatre Düsseldorf

In Düsseldorf every now and then something special takes place. Such activities can vary from a concert, vernisage or celebrations to mark an opening, a spontaneous pop up or a small one off event. The community loves happenings such as Expat Entrepreneurs or Educating Rita from the English Theatre Düsseldorf.

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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.

Essentials and the new eBook

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

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.

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City Clean Up

© Thomas de Groote

Trash. A global human phenomenon at home in Düsseldorf too. Unfortunately. It is a fact that local authorities are cash strapped, their coffers drained. Düsseldorf has had a balanced budget for many years and the price is at times challenging. Private initiatives can pick up the slack and one such example is the annual clean up day.

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ISR Summer School

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Children playing tug-o-war at the ISR International School Rhine
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The ISR International School on the Rhine is again offering a Summer School during 2018. This is an opportunity for ISR students and non-students from kindergarten through grade 8 to participate in a unique experience in an international multilingual school environment which is both educational and fun.

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International School of Düsseldorf

Cartwheel sculpture of the ISD international school 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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Feminism

Low numbers of women hold places in boardrooms, most receive lower salaries and opportunities linger behind those of men. Even though Germans voted in a female chancellor in 2005, the personnel policies of major corporations keep women out of key positions.

Mayor's Greeting

© Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

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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Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

Harbour scene with barge docked in Düsseldorf
© Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

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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Tipping

© Amazing Capitals / Greg

The topic of tipping is fairly simple. It is the custom to round up prices to the nearest euro, to leave two or three euro or up to 10% if in restaurants. A tip is usually given when paying the bill but leaving it on the table before departing is known as the norm for foreigners.

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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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