Capitals

Comprehensive city and regional guides for expats

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Amazing Capitals reveal inspiring and valuable location based support full of relevant knowledge and information with articles written in English. Expats can find necessary formalities, must do’s, things to enjoy, large events and ways to contact other people in similar situations.

The location can be selected above. Neuss and Ruhr, Rhine Ruhr and Dusseldorf are on this site. Beijing, Cracow and Prague are still available in original formats. Enjoy and stay in touch.

 

Clemens Sels Museum

The collections of the Clemens Sels Museum are unique in Germany. Highly respected among art enthusiasts, the museum possesses a curious variety of art and art history. Medieval paintings coexist alongside works by the Nazarenes, the Pre-Raphaelites and the French, Belgian and Dutch symbolists.

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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Shakespeare Festival Neuss

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Guys on bikes on stage of Shakespeare Festival
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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.

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Breuninger Confiserie

A view inside the confiserie of the fashion emporium Breuninger in Düsseldorf
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In Breuninger’s confiserie fascinating creations emerge day by day where opposites such as chili and chocolate blend to a completely new taste experience. Experience a wide range of chocolate truffles, petit fours, tarts and tartlets or pastel shaded macaroons. All hand-made.

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Malls in Neuss

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Neuss has a compact centre that is easy to navigate. Above and beyond that is a sprawling commercial complex located beside the river banks of the Rhine. A large, light and open shopping mall has been erected alongside other outlets to attract consumers from the larger region.

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Palladium Relocation

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.

THINK Global School

Students of THINK Global School with elephant
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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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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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Progedo

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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.

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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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Rivers

The major rivers in the Ruhr Metropolis, the Emscher, Lippe, Rhine and Ruhr, offer open spaces for recreation and quality of life. Some three hundred waterworks along the banks of the Ruhr purify and prepare its water while continuous and diligent analysis guarantees high water quality.

Plane, Flight, Airports in Rhine Ruhr

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Rhine Ruhr offers a choice of four airports. Düsseldorf is Germany's third largest offering a choice of long haul as well as short haul flights. Cologne/Bonn serves the south of the region, Dortmund is available to those living in the east. Weeze is a further alternative in the north.

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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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State Sights

© Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Numerous very important 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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City Topics

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The polycentric metropolitan region of Rhine Ruhr encompasses numerous urban developments. The urban sprawl of the Ruhr Metropolis joins the towns and cities of the Rhine to create a population of 11 million with a lively urban feel and places worthwhile experiencing.

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