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Düsseldorf is a compact city place with a colourful collection of people of diverse nationalities and cultures. Even so, one reality is that expats remain few and far between compared to German nationals. Obvious and casual bumping into other international residents is not so frequent as in many global locations.

Some expats manage to get together quasi spontaneously in a locality of choice. These gatherings can become a wonderful, yet casual tradition. Word spreads that foreigners can just come along at their leisure to meet with others. Should you wish to help the community by notifying us of places in Düsseldorf, please get in touch. Thank you!


Located in the old town, Altstadt, The Irish Pub Bei Fatty is a highly communicative place. Fatty’s typical interior includes a classical bar to lean on, dartboards and great terrace.

A popular spot in Düsseldorf next to Neuss where it is possible to meet individual english speaking expats and attend Meetup groups.

Hunsrückenstrasse 13
40213 Düsseldorf
+49 211 322 174


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