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When moving to a new home in Düsseldorf, regulations need to be followed. Germany has rules for everything and, as they themselves say, if it isn’t regulated then it’s not permitted. That said, it is also well known that the exceptions to the rules are in good supply too. A few other insights, information and knowledge may serve to make the transition smoother during relocation.

German folk are as unique as any nationality. Society and Folk reflects upon the host country and give hints about customs and habits. Service and tipping or behaviours such as nudity and jaywalking to help enable understanding. Getting around in the city is as important as is knowing more about the chosen location of Düsseldorf and its topics. 

Knowing where to find others in a similar situation may be important when socialising as well as discovering what is going on throughout the year in the city. Pets often accompany humans on a move, so the do’s and don’t apply for them too. Movie lovers wish to know which films are screening in original English, where and when.  Then, of course, discovering the most enjoyable places to drink coffee and to go out in general rank high on the list of things to do for expats in Düsseldorf.

The eBook for expats in Düsseldorf is a concise document to download and take with you.

The publisher of Amazing Capitals Düsseldorf as well as the Mayor and his administration wish you well and a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

By Vincent Green, Jun 12 2020


Germans, on the whole, love and respect pets and are friendly towards dogs. Dogs are permitted on public transport and inside restaurants but keeping a pet on a leash is a must. Dog ownership in Düsseldorf is highly regulated and taxed through a compulsory licence fee.


Original language movies are popular among expats in Düsseldorf. Films are frequently screened in English at a variety of cinemas in original with subtitles, known as OmU or Original mit Untertitel and without, portrayed as OV or Original Version. 

Socialising in Düsseldorf

Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.