Jazz Offensive Essen

The Festival of the Jazz Offensive Essen, JOE, takes place in the Ruhr Metropolis. The event will be hosted in the Zeche Karl in Essen. The association known as the Jazz Offensive Essen was founded in the summer of nineteen ninety five by a few jazz musicians and jazz enthusiasts. The number of members amounts […]

Light Festival Dortmund

TBA! The light festival, Lichterfest, has been held in Dortmund for well over half a century. Every year this annual spectacle traditionally is held during the latter summer months. During early evening people gather in the Westfalenpark to experience live music, children’s firework displays and various entertainment acts. The light festival offers a magnificent evening […]

German Open Badminton Championships

The YONEX German Open Badminton Championships takes place in Mühlheim an der Ruhr. Traditionally holding the tournament the most times to date, the city has been a regular host in recent years. The international German championships in badminton have been taking place in various locations in Germany since 1955, while prize money has been rising […]

Ruhr CSD

TBA! Gay pride is big in Germany with Essener Christopher Street Day, Ruhr CSD, the largest event in the Ruhr Metropolis held in Essen. A wonderful mix of demonstration, service, parade and stage performances, the festival attracts people from far and wide. The annual event has offered a colourful, welcoming atmosphere since 2004.

Caravan Salon Düsseldorf

Messe Düsseldorf Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61, Düsseldorf

Between August 26 and September 3 2023 plus a more exclusive preview day on August 25, CARAVAN SALON turns Düsseldorf into the international capital of mobile leisure. The world’s leading trade fair is an excellent venue to discover, compare and buy motorhomes, caravans and campervans in such diversity. Experience vehicle technology, components and accessories, tents, […]

CSD Dortmund

TBA! The hugely popular CSD, Christopher Street Day attracts tens of thousands to Dortmund in the Ruhr Metropolis each year. The event sees itself as a healthy mix of demonstration and celebration. There is usually a parade, stage performances, a service as well as a late night street party.

Christmastime Trip

Enjoy Yuletide in the exciting region of the Ruhr Metropolis by spending a few days on a Christmastime trip. Take in the scents of roasted almonds, Mandeln, and mulled wine, Glühwein, at one of the famous Christmas markets this year. Whether cosy and nostalgic or larger and more popular, the choice is vast. Highlights include […]

Christmas Tree Cutting

TBA! It’s that time of year when many American families follow a delightful tradition in rural regions of the United States. A drive out to snowy woodlands culminates in searching out, choosing and cutting down a magnificent Christmas tree, Tannenbaum, strapping it to the car then transporting it home. Fortunately for Americans and other expats […]