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Upcoming events in the Ruhr Metropolis include the impressive music festival Juicy Beats in Dortmund and the powerful Sparkassen Giro Cycling Race in Bochum.

The movies article lists the cinemas that screen original language movies (OV or OmU), especially in English. The page is updated once a week to provide a quick overview of what’s on screens across the Ruhr region. I hope you like it!


Juicy Beats Dortmund

True to its name, each of the several stages of the music festival in the Westfalenpark Dortmund, Ruhr is named after a fruit. A unique atmosphere awaits spectators with a huge range of artists and performers, as well as a delicious variety of food that is on offer.

Cycling Race in Bochum

Cyclists and spectators on street at Cycling Race Sparkassen Giro in Bochum, Ruhr on Amazing Ruhr
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Bochum hosts the annual Sparkassen Giro bike race with accompanying events on one day during the middle of the summer. Many races take place on the inner city circuit. Professional cyclists provide terrific entertainment as do amateurs who join in the fun and take part in numerous races.


OV Movies and Films in Ruhr


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July 21-27 movies in the Ruhr region include English: Star Trek Beyond, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Lobster, Me Before You, Harald & Maude,; French: L' étudiante et Monsieur Henr, La Belle Saison, Comme un Avion; Spanish: Gulieta; Persian: Sharayet; Japanese: One Piece Film: Gold OV or OmU.


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The Ruhr offers a magnitude of places to live. Each offer their own attractions and quirks, more or less lively town centres and open spaces. For sure, the Ruhr is cosmopolitan, varied and crowded. Numerous locals have tried to promote a central administration but with little success.

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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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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Consulates in NRW

The state of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) is an extremely powerful centre of commerce and trade. This, teamed the fact that many nationalities have been attracted to the region equates to a good reason for diplomatic ties to be formed by many countries.

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.


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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