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A warm welcome to the Ruhr Metropolis and thank you for visiting Amazing Capitals Ruhr! Interesting insights for relocating to the region include welcoming attitudes, accessibility and a large number of international companies. Enjoy using this comprehensive eGuide created for expats living in the cities, towns and rural areas of the Ruhr.

Whether you are preparing your move, have just arrived or are already a resident, we wish you a very enjoyable stay, much fun and many wonderful experiences in your new home.

The Ruhr has much to offer. A sprawling region, its residents are generally friendly, humble and welcoming once timidness is overcome. Events and happenings take place all year round. The airport in Düsseldorf and Dutch border are both nearby.

Over 25,000 enterprises and business owners in the Ruhr Region have a background from almost 160 countries. Some 3,000 on the Commercial Register come from more than 90 countries. 

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The Ruhr Metropolis receives varying good scores among many nationalities, thus the number of new arrivals continues to rise. Germany is loved for a relaxed atmosphere and mostly welcoming atmosphere. It is easy to navigate and both cost of living and quality of life are in balance here.

Thank you for visiting the latest edition of the new Amazing Capitals portfolio. It has been completely redesigned to include all the experience of publishing for fourteen years in several locations. I hope you find it useful.

Are you preparing your move? Perhaps you have just arrived or already become a seasoned resident. Either way, I wish you a very enjoyable stay and much fun in your new home. If we are able to help make life just that little easier, then we have achieved the goal.

By Vincent Green / Jul 8 2021

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We stand in a foreign culture finding ourselves pointing, gesticulating and hoping to be understood. Many Germans speak at least some English. However, some expats relocating to the Ruhr Metropolis may wish to carry a few basic but helpful words with them for use in awkward moments.

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Anyone who has experienced the hospitality offered by this society knows that the country and its folk have changed enormously over recent years. The Ruhr is, as a whole, peaceful and its citizens are mostly generous and contented.




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