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.

Over in Mülheim an der Ruhr, the LEAF Festival is presenting Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors performed by the famous British outdoor theatre group, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men on September 15, 16, 17.

The NRW Expat Entrepreneur networking meet-ups are commencing September 12. They will be held on the second Tuesday of every month to bring together international entrepreneurs. Registration required.

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.


Leaf Festival


Four actors performing Shakespeare
© TLCM / Jack Offord

For a few years, the LEAF Festival has been taking place in the Ruhr Metropolis. An exciting event which is designed to bring people together on the themes of languages, education, arts and friendship (LEAF). It will be presented in Mülheim an der Ruhr by Interkultur e.V.


China Festival

© Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus

From morning till late, the annual China Festival in front of the town hall offers insights to the special relationship between Düsseldorf and Chongqing. With various cultural and culinary offerings as well as many performances on stage, the event offers fun for young and old.


Düsseldorf Festival


Artist flying through scene in stage performance
© Alexandre Galliez

The spectacular, sophisticated düsseldorf festival! truly touches the soul. A magnificent, vibrant collection of performing arts from an inspiring selection of national and international artists takes place every year. Many in a large yet surprisingly intimate marquee in the old town.


OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf


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13-20.9: Mother!, Black Swan, Logan Lucky, The Circle, David Lynch - The Art Life, Walk With Me, Tulip Fever, Viceroy‘s House, The Party, Dunkirk, American Made, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Atomic Blonde, War for the Planet of the Apes, Baby Driver, Sneak Preview


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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, some staff also speak German.


ISR Open House

Teachers talking and smiling at students at the ISR International School Rhine

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.


Palladium Relocation

© Palladium

Palladium Mobility Group offers relocation services and immigration services. Committed, multilingual consultants possess local expertise to pave the way for employees and their families to settle into their new environment quickly, easily and as successfully as possible.


International School of Düsseldorf

Cartwheel sculpture of the ISD international school düsseldorf

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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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.


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.



© Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) is Germany's largest federal state by population and fourth by size. Green meadows and woodlands, hilly and mountainous regions, agriculture and dense urban zones as well as forty-four rivers such as the Rhine and Ruhr define the state.


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.


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