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The Extra Shift offers a long evening when breathtaking industrial locations are transformed into the settings for spectacular productions and the Piano Festival in multiple locations continues.

The movies article lists the cinemas that screen original language movies (OV or OmU), especially in English. The page is updated once a week to provide a quick overview of what’s on screens across the Ruhr region. I hope you like it!


Extra Shift

Enjoy a long summer evening when visitors allow themselves to be captivated by the unique atmosphere of the night and go on an expedition through the region. ExtraSchicht is when breathtaking industrial settings become stages for spectacular productions.

OV Movies and Films in Ruhr


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June 22-29 movies in the Ruhr region include Me Before You, Demolition, Secret In Their Eyes, Angry Indian Goddesses, The Dark Horse, Eddie The Eagle, Central Intelligence, Truth, Sing Street, The Nice Guys, Alice, Warcraft, Money Monster, Queen of Amsterdam in English, French, Dutch, Spanish OV or OmU.


Piano Festival Ruhr


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Some sixty to seventy concerts and recitals can be experienced every year between May and July. Performances of this unique festival take place in numerous locations across the Ruhr with renowned masters, young talent and a wide variety of music.


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The Ruhr offers a magnitude of places to live. Each offer their own attractions and quirks, more or less lively town centres and open spaces. For sure, the Ruhr is cosmopolitan, varied and crowded. Numerous locals have tried to promote a central administration but with little success.

Finnlines to Helsinki

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Looking for an exciting Springtime or Easter trip? Vibrant Helsinki awaits with open arms and delightful atmosphere. And instead of flying try a different route. What better way is there to visit than taking a calm trip with Finnlines and experiencing more delights along the way?


International School Ruhr

© IS Ruhr

Founded in August 2010, the International School Ruhr (IS Ruhr) in Essen is ideally situated to serve expatriate families in the whole of the Ruhr region. It offers an exciting new environment for educating young international children from countries across the globe.


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The state of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) is an extremely powerful centre of commerce and trade. This, teamed the fact that many nationalities have been attracted to the region equates to a good reason for diplomatic ties to be formed by many countries.

Mayor's Greeting

© Josef Hovenjürgen

The Ruhr Metropolis offers excellent professional perspectives, countless opportunities for study and ideal locations for business in the heart of Europe. As a qualified professional, entrepreneur or student, it is here that you will discover the best conditions to both start and develop your career.


State Sights

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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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