Just a list with important websites for our international students
With your NRW-Ticket you´re allowed, using every public service vehicle like busses, subways, interurban-trains and trams in all cities in NRW! It´s also possible to take trains beginning with the letters RE or RB, followed by a number like for example the RE1 or RB48 (a list of all RE´s and RB´s is listed below). These trains are much faster than the usual urban railways and connect the different cities and areas in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The app is from the Deutsche Bahn, the german train company. An alternative would be “VRR App”.
You can reach every destination in North Rhine-Westphalia by public transportation. Especially in the Ruhrgebiet the railway network is very dense. But be aware that the “Deutsche Bahn” is usually late. So if you have appointments, plan some extra time for travelling.
Cologne (in German „Köln“) is with more than one million citizens the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia (Federal state of Germany) and the 4th largest city in Germany. It was founded more than 2000 Years ago by the Romans and is located at the river Rhine.
Germany is a country, which is still dominated by cash payments. You will be able to pay cash in all shops or ticket machines. You find ATMs in all main train stations and all airports and in all branch banks, which are spread around the city.
In addition to public transportation, you can easily reach your destination by taxi. You will not find as many taxis on the streets as in other major cities in the world, but it is still very convenient to use taxis in Germany.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands as well as the most populated city with about 800.000 residents. It is known as one of the most colorful and open-minded cities in Europe and famous for its cyclists, canals, multicultural community and street culture.
During your stay in Duisburg you might want to see some of the most commonly known cities in Germany or its neighboring countries. For example, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin or Brussels are all cities worth visiting.
Reaching Paris from Duisburg is easy and fast. Just jump on the Thalys-train at Duisburg Hauptbahnhof. The journey takes about 4 hours on this high-speed train travelling with up to 300 km/h.