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The Location


The Ruhr Metropolis has long been a centre of thriving industry and commerce as well as trade fairs. Thus the demand for places to sleep over has traditionally been strong. Besides the top of the range, the pull of a strong economy has created demand for a wide selection of four and three star hotels for business travellers as well as long lease and cosy guesthouses.

Although a room can be found on most nights of the week, space becomes a premium during the largest trade fairs in Essen and Dortmund. That translates to skyrocketing prices as well as a lack of accommodation, due to the influx of business travellers when exhibitions are held.

City guide for expats

Amazing Capitals Ruhr is packed with insights for expats. It is dedicated to helping international residents make better choices, settle in and participate in the Ruhr Metropolis.