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The impressive Park Lights exhibit throughout the Gruga Park in Essen is commencing soon. Meanwhile, lovers of spectator sports may enjoy some badminton at the Yonex German Open in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Amazing Ruhr is the comprehensive expat guide for Germany’s inspiring Ruhr Metropolis. A sprawling melting pot of nationalities and cultures that includes lively towns such as Essen, Bochum, Duisburg, Mülheim, Oberhausen and Dortmund, the Ruhr also reveals vast open landscapes, undulating hillsides and valleys and lush green countryside.


Yonex German Open

The host of this year's badminton championship is Mühlheim an der Ruhr. The sport has become more popular in recent years and German players strong in championships. For those that love the speed of the sport and watching shuttlecocks flying back and forth, the event is a great pleasure to experience.

The Appearance of Beauty


© Wolfgang Volz

The exhibition "The Appearance of Beauty" brings together important works of art from the world’s major museums. It takes the visitors along on a fascinating journey through the various cultures and periods of the human race and leads us from the ancient world to Picasso.


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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.


© Amazing Capitals / Greg

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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The urban zone appears to be a massive metropolis but is in fact polycentric. Thus, larger rural spaces actually interweave with towns offering a chance to breathe in the countryside. Natural beauty, agricultural landscapes and small towns and villages complete a rural experience.

Trade Fair Visitors

© Messe Essen

Specialists work closely with the local community to assist their 1.4 million visitors and exhibitors from about 140 countries. Located in the heart of Germany’s economically most active region, Messe Essen is a leader in the leisure sector of trade fair organisations.


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