Ruhr

The regional guide for expats, internationals & business travellers in Ruhr

Written by Garry, last edited by Garry on

The Ruhr metropolis region of Germany encompasses many cities such as Essen and Dortmund, Bochum and Gelsenkirchen, Hagen and Duisburg, Mülheim and Oberhausen. Amazing Ruhr is the comprehensive English language guide to introduce expats and internationals to the Ruhr region and and assist their needs.

The International School Ruhr, IS Ruhr is hosting its next Open Day on June 24. The school will open for visitors from 10 am to 1 pm. Join this joyful experience and acquire an experience to prepare your child for the upcoming school curriculum.

Find original English and other language movies in the Ruhr in the popular movies article on Amazing Ruhr. Updated weekly with dates and times of showings of OV and OmU.

Finally, if you are planning an exciting event or congress, finf inspiring and unique locations in the Ruhr at Ruhr Meeting.

 

Sterkrader Fronleichnams-Kirmes

The funfair is held from Wednesday afternoon to the following Monday night during the feast of Corpus Christi. At that time of year the center of Sterkrade turns into a place of hustle and bustle, laughter and fun attract about one million visitors each and every year. Fun for all the family.

France Festival

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© Destination Düsseldorf

Every year early to mid July, Dusseldorf celebrates its amicable relations to "La Grande Nation". On or around Bastille Day it’s time for socalled "Petit Paris" to say "Vive la France!". The France Festival in the state capital offers French culinary specialities accompanied by amusements and music.

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OV Movies and Films in Ruhr

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© VextorState

June 22-28 Movies in OV & OmU in Ruhr: Life, Animated, Transformers: The Last Knight, This Beautiful Fantastic, Wonder Woman, Loving, Born to be blue, The Mummy, Nightmare, A United Kingdom, The Silence of the Lambs, Baywatch, 20th Century Women, Gimme Danger, Michelangelo: Love and Death, Harald & Maude. Plus F, ES & A

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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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Ruhr Reggae Summer Dortmund

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Located in the Revierpark Wischlingen, the first of the Ruhr Reggae Summer annual festivals gathers a fantastic collection of performers on stage. Dortmund in the Ruhr Metropolis offers a huge arena with beach area, space for camping, foods that have included vegan.

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Travel Ruhr

The Ruhr Metropolis is a powerful region. It comprises numerous cities, marvellous landscapes, small villages and towns with architectural styles that both delight and disappoint. Famous rivers, brooks and streams weave their way south to north and east to west. Easy accessability to foreign destinations is a given too.

IS Ruhr Open Day

Poster of child on head
© IS Ruhr

Visit the IS Ruhr primary school and get a feel for the warm and private atmosphere. Pupils and parents will be shown around so visitors can meet other children as well as the friendly IS Ruhr staff. The language of communication is English but they will of course also have staff available that speak German.

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International School Ruhr

several students and teachers in classroom
© Debora Berge

The International School Ruhr in Essen offers an exciting new environment for educating international children from countries across the globe. For many expat and German executives, the availability of a school geared towards international requirements is essential when choosing a base to live and to work.

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Vets

© Amazing Capitals / Greg

Vets in Germany are highly trained and professional. Most are very caring, treat their patients lovingly and pet owners with respect. Ideal, when a four-legged member of the family is feeling under the weather and consequently all the other family members are suffering too.

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THINK Global School

Students of THINK Global School with elephant
© Think Global School

Living and learning in four countries a year, a THINK Global School education combines an academically rigorous project-based learning curriculum, a competitive 1:5 faculty/student ratio, student-driven and technology-forward teaching philosophies and integrated service learning to create a 360º educational experience.

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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.

Ruhr Meeting

Outdoor view of the structures of the Zeche Zollverein
© Ruhr Tourismus / Lueger

Meetings, incentives, conferences, events, MICE, is a global industry constantly in search of the right destination. The fascinating Ruhr Metropolis a short distance from the state capital of Düsseldorf is a big player offering unlimited locations and opportunities.

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Economic Development Düsseldorf

View of water and buildings of the harbour in Düsseldorf
© Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

With a combination of pro-business policies, low costs and a skilled workforce, Düsseldorf is the perfect location for investors. The Office of Economic Development offer "plug and play" services while expats form an integral part of a population that has grown by 22,000 over the past few years.

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Tipping

© Amazing Capitals / Greg

The topic of tipping is fairly simple. It is the custom to round up prices to the nearest euro, to leave two or three euro or up to 10% if in restaurants. A tip is usually given when paying the bill but leaving it on the table before departing is known as the norm for foreigners.

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Humour

Germans love to laugh and despite all, sensitive humour with deeper meaning has a long tradition in Germany. Many foreigners do wonder though, whether Germans have any sense of humour. Especially considering their down-to-earthiness, regulations and pessimism.

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