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The stunning Light Weeks in Essen commence this weekend revealing beautiful illumination during the darker months of the year. 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!


Light Weeks in Essen

The Essen Light Weeks create a magical atmosphere through the city centre. Generally presenting a multi-facetted picture of a particular partner country under the motto of "Europe in Essen", magnificent bright displays hang above the heads of people strolling by.

OV Movies and Films in Ruhr


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27.10-02.11 movies in the Ruhr are English: The Girl on the Train, The Daughter, Doctor Strange, The Accountant, Bridget Jones's Baby, Heart of a Dog, Inferno, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Snowden, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Rock Around The Clock, Harald & Maude; F: Au nom De Ma Fille.


Christmastime Trip


Live the true German Christmas Market tradition this year below an imposing 45 metre high tree. Taste the scent of Yuletide a mere one hour flight from many of Europe's airports. Take in an exhibition and serious shopping too, on a magical Christmastime trip to the Ruhr.


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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.

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?


International School Ruhr

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© IS Ruhr

Founded in August 2010, the International School Ruhr (IS Ruhr) in Essen is ideally situated to serve expatriate families in the whole of the Ruhr region. It offers an exciting new environment for educating young international children from countries across the globe.


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Ruhr Regional Association

The Ruhr Regional Association (Regionalverband Ruhr) fulfills many tasks ranging from regional planning and development of infrastructure, improving the environment by developing industrial landscapes into parks and maintaing forests and promoting the location as a desirable place to live.

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.


Mayor's Greeting

© Josef Hovenjürgen

The Ruhr Metropolis offers excellent professional perspectives, countless opportunities for study and ideal locations for business in the heart of Europe. As a qualified professional, entrepreneur or student, it is here that you will discover the best conditions to both start and develop your career.


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