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.

 

Yonex German Open in Mülheim

The host of this year's badminton championship is Mühlheim an der Ruhr. The sport has become more popular in recent years and German players strong in championships. For those that love the speed of the sport, the event is a great pleasure to experience.

OV Movies and Films in Ruhr

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CINEMAS ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID 19. The week March 12 to 18: Original language movies in Ruhr in English: Bloodshot, My Spy, A Hidden Life, Color Out of Space, The World Before Your Feet, Just Mercy, Emma, The Gentlemen, Little Women, Jojo Rabbit, Harald & Maude.

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Happenings in Ruhr

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Something special takes place nearly the whole year through in Ruhr. Such happenings include celebrations to mark an opening, markets or a one off event such as a concert or festival. Communities pick up on such events, creating gatherings large and small. They can be psoted in this article.

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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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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

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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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Anglican Church in the Ruhr Metropolis

English language Anglican church services are held in Essen twice a month during the evenings of the first and third Sundays of the month. Taking place on the premises of the CVJM (Christliche Verein Junger Menschen), services are open to all, whether or not they belong to any denomination.

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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.

Sleeping Over

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A wide range of hotels is available in and around the Ruhr Metropolis. A few five star establishments, business and four stars to small and cosy guesthouses, a room can be found to suit most needs. Further hotels can be found on the periphery in both the state capital of Düsseldorf and also Cologne.

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Public Transport

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Public transport in the Ruhr region is a collection of independent systems, operated by numerous regional companies and utilities. United under the wing of the VRR, on the whole, inner-city trams, buses and trains function very well, while other journeys can be somewhat lengthy or awkward.

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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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