Mayor's Greeting

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© Josef Hovenjürgen

A warm welcome to Europe’s third largest metropolitan area after Paris and London.

The Ruhr Metropolis offers excellent professional perspectives, countless opportunities to study and ideal locations for business in the heart of Europe. Qualified professionals, entrepreneurs and students can discover some of the best conditions here to start and develop their careers.

If you wish to learn more about the region and plan to live and work in the Ruhr Metropolis, I invite you to visit welcome.RUHR. The platform will provide you with information about the area as well as access to welcome guides who can give answers concerning your move to the area.

Come and see for yourself. We look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely yours,

Josef Hovenjürgen, Chairman
Chairman, Verbandsversammlung Regionalverband Ruhr



Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR)

Kronprinzenstrasse 35

45128 Essen , NRW


Phone: +49 201 206 9283

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The Future of the Ruhr Metropolis

On it’s path of reinvention, the Ruhr area with its 53 cities and towns has mastered many major challenges. The next step in our ongoing transformation includes the joint approach between country, region and municipalities to reclaim derelict industrial areas for housing, work and leisure.

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