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The world’s largest trade fair in its field, boot Düsseldorf, presents a fascinating, safe environment where visitors can experience traditional water sports favourites. In seventeen exhibition halls, a somewhat different but equally inspiring boot will be organised in accordance with valid hygiene and infection protection regulations. Manufacturers of boats and yachts have almost uniformly announced their participation.

Excellent exhibitions and collections in a variety of art venues and museums as well as fascinating things to do almost every month are just some of the surprising kaleidoscope of activities in the city.

Major events take place through the year in Düsseldorf too. From carnival to the funfair, Christmas markets to Japanese Day, Japantag, and France Festival, Frankreichfest, life in the Rhineland is where virtually any excuse will do for a parade or a street event. 

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Marathon runner taking pause among water cups


From carnival to funfair, Christmas markets
to Japanese Day and France Festival
or marathon to bridge run and Kö Lauf,
life in the Rhineland is where virtually any excuse will do for a parade or street activity.
The kaleidoscope of major events taking place through the year in Düsseldorf is expansive.

Boat hulls and person


The boot Düsseldorf watersports fair from
April 17-25 2021 is the international
trendsetter for activities on and in the water.
In 17 large exhibition halls, the world's leading
destination for the industry presents the
latest innovations in yachts and motorboats,
as well as recreational participation such as
sailing, boarding and diving at the fair.​


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. 

Two cups of coffee on a table