The favourite city guide for expats, internationals & business travellers

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The highly successful Düsseldorf Festival is coming to a close on Monday. Stunning performances from around the globe offer a variety of marvellous evenings and intense sensory experiences that touch the soul.

October is an ideal time to visit art collections and museums. Düsseldorf proudly presents many excellent venues with the Hetjens Ceramic Museum forming an unusual gem.

Then, of course, there is always the chance to catch an original language movie, known as OV and OmU. Cinema pages are updated weekly.

Big city business, small town charm; Düsseldorf punches far above it’s weight. The capital of North Rhine Westphalia is a gem that is full of surprises. Düsseldorf is truly cosmpolitan, friendly, exciting, safe and can be a great place to live. This English guide for expats or internationals is made possible thanks to the kind support of many sponsors.


K20 Grabbeplatz

The K20 in Düsseldorf offers it's visitors a quite extaordinary experience. On the one hand, its formidable collection enables excellent permanent exhibits. And frequent, highly appraised exhibitions attract themed pieces to the state capital from collections around the globe.

Düsseldorf Festival


Artists on stage at Düsseldorf Festival in  Düsseldorf on Amazing Düsseldorf
© Benoit Fontaine

The düsseldorf festival! is a magnificent and vibrant collection of performing arts, most of which takes place in a huge yet surprisingly intimate marquee. An inspiring selection of national and international artists manage to create spectacular and sophisticated entertainment that touches the soul of audiences.


OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


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28.09-5.10 in Cinestar: Finding Dory, The Magnificent Seven in English OV. Filmkunstkinos: Snowden, The Visit, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Music of Strangers, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, My First Lady, Captain Fantastic in English, Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément! in F plus IT, SP OmU.


Hetjens Museum

carnival porcelain figures, Hetjens Museum
© Hetjens Museum

The ceramic museum in the Altstadt covers 8,000 years of history. Uniting over 20.000 pieces from every continent, works range from early Anatolian vessels dating around 6,000 BC to antique vases, Italian majolica, picture tiles, East Asian porcelain and contemporary ceramics.


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From the search for housing and logistics of a move through to the completion of all related formalities which can include speeding up the process of integration, dealing with local labour law requirements, language courses and cultural awareness training; Progedo gets new employees up to speed.

IS Ruhr Open Day

Image of schoolchild 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.


Finnlines Ferries

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Looking for an exciting summertime or autumn trip? Or thinking of the winter already? Vibrant Helsinki awaits with open arms and delightful atmosphere. And instead of flying try a different route. What better way is there to visit than taking a calm trip with Finnlines and experiencing more delights along the way?


Open Art Surgery

© Colin Sinclair Bartholomew

Everyone who has a love for the arts and mutual respect for artists is invited to enjoy the creative atmosphere of the Open Art Surgery monthly happenings. What makes the inspirational evening program so special is the aspect of interactive communication and exchange between guests and artists.


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City Topics

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.

Street Art

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Many examples of street art can be found tucked away in residential side streets and more openly on house frontages or bridges. Kiefernstrasse is an exciting street to visit. In Düsseldorf, graffiti has outlived its day and property or vehicles are less defaced in most places.


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.


State Sights

© Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Great historical events have shaped NRW and many monuments preserve their memory. Besides the cathedral in Cologne, the Hermann Monument and the burial site of Charlemagne in Aachen, many castles, cathedrals and smaller monuments can be found across the state.


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