Dusseldorf

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Enjoy the seasonal scents, sights and sounds of Christmas markets in Düsseldorf. The article gives a review and recommendation. Over in the Ruhr, the stunning Light Weeks in Essen reveal beautiful illuminations or view Flying Santa and the world’s largest Christmas tree.
The giant ferris (big) wheel spins its calm path from late morning till late evening with a spectacular view over Christmastime Düsseldorf. Brunch and dinner can be enjoyed above rooftops too.

Meanwhile ,beautiful Helsinii is also draped in bright lights within easy reach at the home of Santa Claus. Take a smooth, tranquil Finnlines ferry and enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere in Finland’s capital Helsinki.

Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté is staging its vaudeville show, Viva Las Vegas 2 and coming soon to Düsseldorf, the boot water sports trade fair opens January 21. Discounted tickets for the world’s largest event are available online.

Düsseldorf, big city business, small town charm: cosmpolitan, friendly and a great place to live so Amazing Dusseldorf English language guide assists expats and internationals.

 

Christmas Market Düsseldorf

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Closeup of Alsace Christmas market stand with Flammkuchen in Düsseldorf
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Varied and beautiful, themed collections of Christmas market booths can be found across the centre of Düsseldorf. Traditional German gingerbread, marzipan, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine are on offer to tease the palate. Artisan crafts such as crib figures can also be seen.

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boot Düsseldorf

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Discover 360° Watersports at boot Düsseldorf. The world's largest boat and water sports trade fair reveals a full nine days of fascination, inspiration, information and fun! Admire some 1,800 yachts and boats on show and experience the indoor creek, go sailing or meet experts and stars.

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Breuninger

A view inside the fashion emporia Breuninger in Düsseldorf
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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.

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Ferris Wheel

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The big wheel by night with bright lights in Düsseldorf
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The "Wheel of Vision" is an impressive structure placed on the Burgplatz next to both the Rhine promenade and the old town (Altstadt). Forty two capsules offer spectacular views across the river, the town as well as the Christmas markets and decorations during the dark evening hours.

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THINK Global School

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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.

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ISR International School on the Rhine

Students at the ISR in Neuss
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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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Finnlines Ferries to Helsinki

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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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Anglican Church in Düsseldorf

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The evangelical Christ Church gives services in English language in Düsseldorf. Providing a spiritual home, church services and religious support for international English-speakers in the Düsseldorf and Ruhr region are offered regularly. Its members are varied in background, age, and denominational heritage.

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Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
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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.

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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.

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Tipping

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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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Public Transport in Düsseldorf

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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.

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