North Rhine-Westphalia is a diverse state with vibrant business centres, bustling cities and peaceful natural landscapes. The state is home to one of the strongest industrial regions in the world and offers one of the most vibrant cultural landscapes in Europe. An open-minded and future-oriented world view is what North Rhine-Westphalia is all about.
Metalwork, metal production and processing
Banks and insurances
Information and communications (new media)
NRW is the German carnival stronghold. The Cologne carnival is one of the largest and most famous carnival celebrations in the world.