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North Rhine-Westphalia

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 worldview is what North Rhine-Westphalia is all about.




Important industries

Important industries

Mechanical engineering

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.

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Authority finder

Find contact details and other offers from important German authorities in Germany

Points of contact for qualified professionals

Here you can find service centres for immigrants in Germany

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