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Written by Garry, last edited by Garry on

What better way to mark seventy years of the state of NRW and Düsseldorf as the state capital than to create the #LassDichDrücken hashtag (let yourself be hugged) and hold a three day festival across the city centre and banks of the Rhine?

The fabulous Ruhrtriennale has commenced with performances, dance, opera, theatre, concerts and art in various locations across the Ruhr. The Tent Festival Ruhr, a rock music extravaganza plus is also running and the impressive Beecker Kirmes commences on Friday.

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. Enthuse and enjoy!

Regular readers will know that my precious dog left this life on earth a few days ago and I thank all the wonderful people who accepted my indulgence, sent their love and supportive comments. It’s time to stop feeling sorry for myself, allow her to move on and rejoice the sixteen years we were together. Thank you dear Kiva, I love you.

 

Cranger Kirmes

Cranger Kirmes is the second largest folk festival in Germany, commencing on the first Friday in August. Loved by almost four million locals and visitors alike, it offers roller coasters, ghost trains, water rides, big wheel as well as candy, beer or sausages.

Caravan Salon Düsseldorf

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© Messe Düsseldorf

The world’s largest fair for mobile vacationing is this year is also the biggest ever. 590 national and international exhibitors with 130 caravan and motor home brands represent the entire caravanning industry. Germany’s unique public trade fair for hiking and trekking also takes place in parallel.

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Ruhrtriennale

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Performance scene in landscape
© Phile Deprez

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.

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NRW Hugging

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© Land NRW / Jacques Tilly

Hugs are good. Operation Marriage required various areas in the mid-western region of Germany having to join together and unite or hug. They formed one of, if not the, most exciting states in the country. What better way to celebrate than create the #LassDichDrücken hashtag (let yourself be hugged), party and hug?

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Relocating

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.

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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Pets in Ruhr

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

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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Finnlines Ferries

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

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?

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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.

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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Airport Getaway

© Amazing Capitals / Greg

Düsseldorf Airport offers easy access to the Ruhr Metropolis via motorised transport as well as access from the rail network via the Sky Train, a suspended monorail. Located on the motorway a mere ten kilometres from Düsseldorf, getting to and from this easy airport couldn't be better.

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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.

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