The Ruhr Metropolis is part cosmopolitan, part provincial, part urban, part rural. Whether Essen or Dortmund, Oberhausen or Duisburg, local communities have been enriched by waves of immigration over the decades. Ethnic diversity has strengthened through more recent newcomers relocating from the Mediterranean and Middle East, Asia as well as eastern and southern European Union.
All have enriched the local community, bringing with them new creeds and cuisines, nationalities, cultures, beliefs and religions in the area. Some areas boast a strong Turkish population. The Ruhr region is extremely safe, peaceful and welcoming.
Large corporations and companies from around the world are present in many larger cities. Family businesses that began in the countryside have also developed into global players. Many show a desire for expats to relocate. Amazing Capitals is here to help.
Expat groups in social media are highly
valuable sources for connecting. Getting in touch and getting together with others living
in a similar situation can be important.
Socialising in the Ruhr can include meet ups
for conversation over a drink or a meal.
On the whole, Germans love and respect
pets and in most areas of the Ruhr people
are friendly towards dogs. Pets may move
freely in the EU if they are microchipped
Surprisingly, dogs are often allowed in
restaurants and on public transport.
feel at home.
Original language movies are popular among expats in the Ruhr. Films are frequently screened in English at a variety of cinemas in original with subtitles, known as OmU or Original mit Untertitel and without, portrayed as OV or Original Version.