SOCIAL NETWORKS IN THE RUHR METROPOLIS
The Ruhr with its extensive cities, towns and villages can be lonely for foreigners, especially those expats with little knowledge of German. Local culture is unique and the custom of heading to a pub before the journey home from work is not as widespread as in other countries.
A useful option to catch up with others in a similar situation can be found on relevant social networks. Smaller local expat groups can be found on Facebook and the Meetup platform. Both can be used to get-together. Larger expat groups are available in Düsseldorf.
INTERNATIONS GROUPS IN RUHR
MEETUP GROUPS IN RUHR
FACEBOOK GROUPS IN RUHR
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Beaches in Ruhr
It may come as a surprise to newly arrived expats that beaches can be found in the Ruhr Metropolis. Fine sand and shingle are ideal for walking, playing, relaxing and picnicking. People flock to enjoy various spaces beside the rivers and lakes, especially on warm and sunny summer days. Photo © Ralph Lueger.