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.

The tird Düsseldorf Clean Up takes place on May 13. 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!

 

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.

Metro Group Marathon

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Spectators in Düsseldorf turn out in their masses, especially if the sun is shining and are tremendously responsive. Groups of drummers appear from nowhere to motivate thousands of amateur participants and a carnival-like atmosphere characterises the whole event traditionally held in April.

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OV Movies and Films in Düsseldorf

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Original language movies in Düsseldorf 19-25.4: The 15:17 to Paris, Roman J. Israel, Esq, Breathe, Stronger, The King, Cine Mar Surf Movie Night, Canaletto & the Art of Venice, Primer, Lady Bird, The Etruscan Smile, Ready Player One, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, The Post, Call Me by Your Name, Black Panther. Plus F, J,R.

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Exhibitions in Düsseldorf

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Many of Düsseldorf's venues are able to use their international reputation to create stunning exhibitions of the finest and sometimes rarest works from across the globe. Most exhibits reveal a delight for both the eye and the intellect.

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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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Relocation Agencies in Düsseldorf

Professional assistance for relocating is at hand for both companies and individuals to help weigh the sometimes hidden pros and cons of a locality. Using a partner can provide a level of support needed to start a new job while completing a smooth transition into a new environment.

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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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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International School Ruhr

several students in the park
© Ralf Schultheiß

The International School Ruhr in Essen offers an exciting new environment for educating international children from countries across the globe. For many expat and German executives, the availability of a school geared towards international requirements is essential when choosing a base to live and to work.

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Pets in Düsseldorf

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Bringing a pet is relatively easy, however, dogs need to be registered when they accompany a family relocating to Düsseldorf. Owners may then take their pet virtually anywhere including out to dinner. Dogs need to be micro chipped, vaccined and licensed. A leash is a must under many if not most circumstances.

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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.

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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Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

Harbour scene with barge docked in Düsseldorf
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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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State of NRW

© KoelnTourismus GmbH / Andreas Möltgen

NRW is home to some 18 Million people and scores not only with its strong economy; its cultural qualities are also convincing. Museums, exhibitions, theatres, operas, festivals, events, national parks and 200 lakes offer enjoyment indoors and out.

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