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Two amazing music festivals are coming to the Ruhr Metropolis; “Juicy Beats Dortmund” and “Ruhr Reggae Summer Mülheim”. And in early August the Cycling Race hits Bochum. Many expats look forward to the upcoming Cranger Kirmes a funfair in Herne with an acient tradtion.

Amazing Ruhr is the 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.


Cycling Race

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.

Museum Folkwang

© Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius

Museum Folkwang opened January 2010 when Essen and the Ruhr Area became one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture for that year. The collections of the museum are as varied as they are vast; paintings, sculptures and objects, photographs, graphics and posters.


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International School 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.

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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State Sights

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.

Trade Fair Messe Essen

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Modern, international and important. That’s what Messe Essen means to our guest organisers, exhibitors, visitors and our own team. It is the meeting place for those people with the most comprehensive sector expertise to share and exhibit their cutting-edge ideas and new products.


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