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The major event at the moment in the Ruhr Metropolis is the wonderful Ruhrtriennale continues to appeal with stage performances in several cities of the Ruhr.

Amazing Ruhr is the most 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.



The Triennale is characterised by its distinctive mix of genres. Performances, dance, opera, theatre, concerts and art attract many fascinating national and international performers and participants. Revitalising disused industrial buildings, events are held in exciting venues.

Movie Park

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The Movie Park in the heart of the Ruhr region promises an attractive day out for all the family. Attractions include Nickland and the Schrek 4D cinema, roller coasters and the Santa Monica pier. And the chance to interact with many aspects of the movies.


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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.

IS Ruhr Open Day

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The IS Ruhr extends a warm welcome to children and parents in the region to visit the English language elimentary school in Essen Huttrop. Discover all that is on offer including facilities, curricilum details and the atmosphere during our open day.


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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.

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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