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.

Parents who are challenged for time this Easter will be interested to know their children can attend a holiday care scheme at the International School Ruhr.

Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté is running its new show Carnival in Venice. 2017 marks tweny years of their vaudeville performances in Düsseldorf. Alternatively, an impressive variety of exhibitions is continuously on offer in many of the well known art venues and museums too.

As usual, this year will see interesting events throughout the year. A highly unusual occurrence will also take place in the summer when the iconic Tour de France stages its socalled Grand Départ in the city. Big city business, small town charm


Sparda Bank Bridge Run

Thousands of people of all ages from young to old participate year for year in the Bridge Run. The 10 km course crosses two of the city’s bridges, the Oberkasseler and the Rhein Knie, runs along the Oberkassel riverbank flats and finishes in the old town of Düsseldorf.

Shakespeare Festival Neuss


Guys on bikes on stage of Shakespeare Festival
© Callum Cheatle

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.



A view inside the fashion emporia Breuninger in Düsseldorf
© Breuninger

Breuninger brings together fashion, accessories, shoes, beauty and cuisine across a sales area of more than 15,000 square metres. The department store offers a most magnificent shopping experience to discerning customers in the Kö-Bogen, an impressive downtown location.


OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


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29.3 to 5.4: Filmkunstkinos: English: Ghost in the Shell, I am not your Negro, The Lost City of Z, A United Kingdom, Dead Man; Finnish: Toivon tuolla puolen. Cinestar: English: Ghost in the Shell, Life, Moonlight, Logan, Lion OV. Plus many more.


Aachener Platz

The Trödel und Antikmarkt (bric a brac and antique market) Aachener Platz takes place in the borough of Bilk every Saturday morning from six until mid-afternoon. The centre of attraction is a tent, outside of which an eclectic mix of stands and stalls large and small can be found.


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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 Holiday Care


Young children in the classroom with blackboard
© IS Ruhr

During the first week of the Easter 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.


Club News in Düsseldorf


© Amazing Capitals / Greg

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.


THINK Global School

Students of THINK Global School with elephant
© Think Global School

Living and learning in four countries a year, a THINK Global School education combines an academically rigorous project-based learning curriculum, a competitive 1:5 faculty/student ratio, student-driven and technology-forward teaching philosophies and integrated service learning to create a 360º educational experience.


Finnlines Ferries to Helsinki

© Finnlines

Offering those looking for an alternative winter trip, the Finnlines route from Travemünde to Helsinki is ideal. The vibrant Finnish capital awaits with open arms and delightful atmosphere. Enjoy a calm sailing with Finnlines to a crispy cold climate, heated pavements and Santa Claus.


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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.

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.


Gas Lanterns

© Amazing Capirals / Greg

Some sixteen thousand gas lanterns adorn the streets of Düsseldorf, making the city the largest urban area covered by this aged technology. Some say the warm glow is second to none while others fear for their safety in spite of an excellent track record of reliability.


Nordstrasse & Pempelfort

Pempelfort and parts of Derendorf still present an intact community within the city. Places to shop are centered around the Nordstrasse and many side streets. Saturday is a special day to enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere of the district and partake of a latte or tasty lunch.


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