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Archaeology Museum in Ruhr

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The collection of artefacts on show in the Archaeology Museum, part of the Westfälisches Landesmuseum, is extensive. Visitors can marvel at some ten thousand objects that reveal the five thousand year old history of mankind in the region of Westphalia. As well as exhibits reaching back beyond the ice age.

Expats are invited to explore the exciting world of archaeology and cultural history, one that is everything but superficial. It is possible to immerse oneself in the permanent exhibition,  a reflection of the archaeological memory of mankind in the region.

Furthermore, special exhibitions inspires to penetrate into the heart of matters of current and global importance. The also museum has its own outdoor excavation camp available to visitors. 

By Vincent Green, Mar 19 2021


LWL-Museum für Archäologie

Europaplatz 1
44623 Herne

+49 2323 946 280

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We stand in a foreign culture finding ourselves pointing, gesticulating and hoping to be understood. Germans mostly speak at least some English. However, some expats relocating to Düsseldorf may wish to carry a few basic but helpful words with them for use in awkward moments.


A great way to get to know the Ruhr Metropolis is to take inspiring and rewarding walks. Whether in urban or rural landscapes, take a pause, interact and allow details to become noticeable. Admiring quaint architecture, strolling side streets, the riverbanks or numerous woodlands brings joy to the soul.

Original language movies are popular among expats living across the Ruhr Metropolis. Films are screened regularly in English original with subtitles, known as OmU and without, portrayed as OV. A wide variety of cinemas or movie theatres can be found, both large and small.

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