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.

 

Tent Festival Ruhr

A rock music festival takes place late summer in a city of tents on the shore of lake Kemnade in Bochum. In addition to concerts, there are also many other performances to be enjoyed such as cabaret, comedy and stage.

Caravan Salon Düsseldorf

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The world’s largest fair for mobile vacationing, Caravan Salon attracts some 250,00 visitors. Beyond a vast choice of brands, models and layouts of motorhomes and caravans, it offers tents, awnings, unrivalled accessories, technical equipment, fittings as well as campsites and travel destinations.

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Tour Natur

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TourNatur is the annual opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to discover destinations and equipment. Visitors to the fair can find beautiful trails, perfect mountain bike routes amongst the highest peaks or the best equipment and everything they desire for hiking, trekking, mountain biking and canoeing.

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OV Movies and Films in Ruhr

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Outdoor view of Lichtburg movie theatre, cinema
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The week August 14-21: Original language movies in Ruhr in English: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Toy Story 4, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fishermans Friends, The Lion King, Red Joan, Yesterday, The Dead Don't Die, Harald & Maude.

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Herbalists

Numerous good German specialists have returned patients to better health through diet and homaeopathic therapy. As opposed to doctors treating symptoms the herbalist method (Naturheilverfahren) tends to take an holistic (ganzheltich) approach to the body of a patient.

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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Utilities in the Ruhr

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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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Global Omnium Water Utility

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Global Omnium based in Valencia delivers water to 7 million national and international customers. The company manages over 700,000 smart meters, 401 wastewater treatment plants, 26 water treatment plants and a pipeline network of more than 12,000 kilometres in length. It also analyses a phenomenal 5 billion data every year.

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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.

Tipping

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The topic of tipping is fairly simple. It is the custom to round up prices to the nearest euro, to leave two or three euro or up to 10% if in restaurants. A tip is usually given when paying the bill but leaving it on the table before departing is known as the norm for foreigners.

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Amazing Capitals Valencia

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Amazing Capitals Valencia is the latest in the portfolio of online location guide dedicated to the local expat community. A mosaic of aspects comes together on this English language eGuide published by a perpetual expat. Friendly Valencia boasts beautiful architecture, a vibrant atmosphere and a stunning beach.

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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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