Ruhr

The regional guide for expats, internationals & business travellers in Ruhr

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Amazing Ruhr is the comprehensive English language guide to introduce expats to the Ruhr region and and assist their needs.

Find original English and other language movies in the Ruhr in the popular movies article on Amazing Capitals Ruhr. Updated weekly with dates and times of showings of OV and OmU.

To assist expats, local authorities and businesses, the first eBook for Düsseldorf is now published. Enjoy over 50 pages of new articles, excerpts from the eGuide plus a few personal stories. Free to download and available to share, no sign up required.

The fresh new design of Amazing Capitals launched in Valencia will be rolled out to Ruhr in 2019.

 

Light Weeks in Essen

The Essen Light Weeks create a magical atmosphere through the city centre. Many motifs bring light into the darkest period of winter and magnificent bright displays hang above the heads of people strolling by. The Christmas Market runs parallel for several weeks from mid November until Yuletide.

OV Movies and Films in Ruhr

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Outdoor view of Lichtburg movie theatre, cinema
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The week January 22-29: Original language movies in Ruhr in English: Jojo Rabbit, The Peanutbutter Falcon,Motherless Brooklyn, 1917, Bad Boys For Life, Viva The Underdogs, Queen & Slim, Knives Out, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Harald & Maude.

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Park Lights in Essen

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© Ruhr Tourismus / Eckhard Spengler

The Park Lights event takes place in the Gruga Park in the city of Essen every year, brightening up the late winter and early spring evenings. This magnificent attraction creates a magical dreamworld through which many silent souls meander into the night. A must!

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Museum Folkwang

© Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius

Museum Folkwang opened January 2010 when Essen and the Ruhr Area became one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture for that year. The collections of the museum are as varied as they are vast; paintings, sculptures and objects, photographs, graphics and posters.

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Utilities in the Ruhr

Large local utilities corporations offer complete services, while a few national giants and lower priced competitors are also available to purchase consumer energy sources. In Essen and other towns of Ruhr it is possible to package electricity, gas and water from the public-private companies.

International School Ruhr

several students and teachers in classroom
© Debora Berge

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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Essentials and the new eBook

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When moving to a new home in Germany, a few regulations need to be followed. Germany has rules for everything and, as they say, if it isn't regulated then it's not permitted. A few insights and relevant information are packaged in the new eBook. Designed especially to assist the transition to a new home in Düsseldorf.

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Utilities in the Ruhr

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

Large local utilities corporations offer complete services, while a few national giants and lower priced competitors are also available to purchase consumer energy sources. In Essen and other towns of Ruhr it is possible to package electricity, gas and water from the public-private companies.

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Do's & Don'ts

Some aspects of life in a foreign country can be of surprise. One are two important points about living in Germany might be worth considering. This way any unwitting offence towards the locals can be avoided as can an unfortunate run in with the police or authorities.

Jaywalking ist Verboten!

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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Plane, Flight, Airport

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Düsseldorf Airport is the third largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich. During recent years it has gained importance as a hub for intercontinental flights and is only some thirty minutes or so from the west of Ruhr and up to an hour or more from the east.

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Airport Getaway

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Düsseldorf Airport offers easy access to the Ruhr Metropolis via motorised transport as well as access from the rail network via the Sky Train, a suspended monorail. Located on the motorway a mere ten kilometres from Düsseldorf, getting to and from this easy airport couldn't be better.

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