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October is an ideal time to visit art collections and museums. The Ruhr Metropolis proudly presents hundreds of excellent venues with the Museum Folkwang forming an impressive flagship.

Planning ahead to the festive season already? Joining the fray, your plans may include a Christmastime trip to the Ruhr region.

Finally, the movies article lists the cinemas that screen original language movies (OV or OmU), especially in English. Updated once a week, it provides an immediate overview of what’s on screens across the Ruhr region. Enjoy!


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OV Movies and Films in Ruhr


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October 19-26 movies in the Ruhr are English: The Accountant, Bridget Jones's Baby, Trolls, Human, Inferno, Swiss Army Man, American Honey, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The man who fell to earth; F: Cézanne et moi, Théo & Hugo: Mandarin: Chuang Ru Zhe OV & OmU. Plus others and mixed language.


Museum Folkwang

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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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Holidays & Celebrations in the Ruhr

Two forms of statutory holidays exist in Germany, both religious and political, some of them nationwide and some only in certain federal states. Political holidays such as labour day are fixed to a date, other days off like the Easter festivities follow the church calendar. Whatever, residents adore days off.

Finnlines Ferries

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Looking for an exciting summertime or autumn trip? Or thinking of the winter already? 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?


Pets in Ruhr

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Germans love and respect pets and are friendly towards dogs. It is the law to keep a pet on a leash apart from inside special pens in some open spaces in urban areas. Surprisingly for some, dogs can be taken easily aboard public transport and normally in restaurants unless otherwise stated.


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Consulates in NRW

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.

Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
© Ruhr Tourismus / Lueger

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.


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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