Anyone who has experienced the hospitality offered by German society knows how peaceful the place is. This country and the folk here have changed much over recent years and people are much more laid back, friendly and humerous than first meets the eye.
The polycentric metropolitan region of Rhine Ruhr encompasses numerous urban developments. The urban sprawl of the Ruhr Metropolis joins the towns and cities of the Rhine to create a population of 11 million with a lively urban feel and places worthwhile experiencing.
A patchwork of small and large states has come into being in Germany. Since 1990 there are a total of sixteen federal states. Some are cities, others vast geographical regions. The country's federal system spreads responsibility to many institutions.