The Ruhr – or the Pott as we call it – is our home. It won’t take you long to grow fond of the mentality of the ‘Ruhrpottler’. Our shared industrial history unites us, and the fact of living in one of the most creative and adaptable parts of Europe sets the pace. Culture, sport and entertainment are all within easy reach, cultivating the perfect balance between work and leisure. Forests, rivers and lakes, the Ruhr Festival in Recklinghausen, the Ruhrtriennale, ExtraSchicht cultural event, Bochum Total and the Juicy Beats Festival in Dortmund are just some of the big draws to Germany’s foremost business region. And of course, football remains the greatest passion - whether you support Schalke or Borussia Dortmund.
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