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The festive season has begun with dozens of Christmas markets located across the Ruhr Metropolis. The first of my selections is delightful Duisburg. The stunning Light Weeks offer beautiful impressions during the darkest period of the year. A wonderful tradition held in Essen.

Especially popular with local expats, several movie theatres in Ruhr showing OV (original version) and OmU (original with subtitles) films can be viewed here.

Amazing Ruhr is the most comprehensive expat guide for Germany’s inspiring Ruhr Metropolis, a sprawling melting pot of nationalities and cultures. The Ruhr region includes Essen, Bochum, Duisburg, Mülheim, Oberhausen and Dortmund as well as open countryside, stunning hills and lush, green valleys.


Christmas Market Bochum

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.

boot Düsseldorf


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Providing an exciting insight into the entire water sports world, the annual boot Düsseldorf is the biggest boat and water sports trade fair in the world where some 1700 exhibitors from more than 60 countries presen their interesting innovations, attractive developments and maritime equipment.


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Come along to our open day on December 05 from 12pm to 3 pm and meet the team of specialists in one of our orthodontic practices in Meerbusch-Büderich. Enjoy salon music, snacks of sushi and seasonal goose along with a clown performing as well as surprises for the children.

Finnlines to Helsinki

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Looking for an exciting pre Christmas or New Year trip? Vibrant Helsinki awaits with open arms and delightful Seasonal 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?


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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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Germans can sometimes be hard to meet, except perhaps at work. A high percentage live in single-person households. Nearly everyone is able and normally willing to speak at least some English. A somewhat private folk, they perhaps need a nudge or a drink to do so.


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