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.

Christmas markets are open all across the Ruhr Metropolis. Visit Duisburg or Dortmund to enjoy the festive experience again between Christmas and new year’s eve. Flying Santa returns to Bochum for the tenth time this year.

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.

 

OV Movies and Films in Ruhr

4-12.12 Original language movies in Ruhr in English: Unknown User: Dark Web, Under the Silver Lake, Widows, The House that Jack Built, Agatha Christie’s Crooked House, The Girl in the Spider's Web, First Man, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, #Female Pleasure, Bohemian Rhapsody.

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boot Düsseldorf, the largest water sports trade fair in the world sets new standards year after year. January 2019 excites with a 50th anniversary celebration. 250,000 visitors from 102 nations can view a wide range of desirable craft and accessories while interacting with over 2,000 exhibitors from 70 countries.

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Christmas Market Duisburg

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blightly lit Christmas Tree in the city
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The Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Duisburg is accompanied by beautifully bright lit trees, creations and strings of lamps. One hundred wooden stalls create a more intimate feel, awaiting visitors with mulled wine (Glühwein), tasty delights, a big wheel and skating rink.

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Christmas Market in Bochum

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Flying Santa Claus and his sleigh at Bochum Christmas Market
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One of the best Christmas markets in the Ruhr region of Germany is in Bochum. The medieval market square and the region’s only Flying Santa, artists who soar above the heads of kids and adults alike on a wonderful sleigh drawn by reindeer, are just two attractions.

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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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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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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.

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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Geography

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North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) is Germany's largest federal state by population and fourth by size. Green meadows and woodlands, hilly and mountainous regions, agriculture and dense urban zones as well as forty-four rivers such as the Rhine and Ruhr define the state.

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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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