Ruhr

The comprehensive guide for expats & business travellers

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Events during May include Ruhr Piano Festival and the Moers Festival. The annual Ruhrfestspiele have commenced in Recklinghausen which are especially interesting for expats since they include six different performances in English and French on eighteen dates during the season.

Amazing Ruhr is the comprehensive expat guide for Germany’s inspiring Ruhr Metropolis. The region is 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.

 

Ruhr Piano Festival

Some sixty to seventy concerts and recitals can be experienced every year between May and July. Performances of this unique festival take place in numerous locations across the Ruhr with renowned masters, young talent and a wide variety of music.

Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

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© Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

Each year during May and June Recklinghausen changes into a world stage for productions of famous directors and performances of awarded actors. Furthermore, the festival gives young talents the chance to show their skills. Fringe and English performances are available.

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Sports Clubs

The level of interest in active sports in Germany is reflected by the number of clubs (Vereine). For expats who wish to enjoy sports and keeping fit with others, several hundred various clubs are registered in the greater Ruhr region. Furthermore, a sport art can be found for virtually all healthy-minded people.

International School Ruhr

© 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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Getting Around

The Ruhr Metropolis covers a vast space yet it is fairly straightforward to navigate the central region between Duisburg and Dortmund. An abundance of motorways (Autobahnen) and urban dual carriageways enable motorists to travel easily. Trams and buses are virtually everywhere. Taxis abound.

Sleeping Over

© Amazing Capitals / Greg

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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