The Rhine Ruhr region is a great place for expats to relocate and reside for a while. Much has been written, much said, many quality of life reports created about some of the cities such as Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Essen.
The pages on Amazing Rhine Ruhr aim to paint an honest picture and help expatriate readers to relate to life in the region. From the powerful yet majestic waterways such as the rivers Rhine and Ruhr, flat lowlands and high undulating hills, and vast green forests, the countryside can be spectacular. Urban renewal has left many locations polished and welcoming.
But what do other international residents think? If anyone wishes to write something personal, give their opinion that may help to create an impression and submit their article, we will consider it for publishing here; either with full credits or anonymously.
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.