Early in 2021, its time to say goodbye to the regional expat guide for the Rhine-Ruhr region. Focus is on redesigned Ruhr, Düsseldorf, Neuss and new locations across Germany.

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boot Düsseldorf


luxury boats at trade fair
© Messe Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest water sports trade fair that sets new standards year after year. January 2021 offers visitors a new hygiene concept that focusses on the safety of visitors and exhibitors. Experience the outdoor feeling along the river, sailing in a good breeze, holiday ideas, the Beach World with THE WAVE and wakeboarding track and of course well over 1,000 boats and yachts of all shapes and sizes.


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.


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.