Home Germany Forum Germany Guide Moving to Germany Real Estate Healthcare in Germany
Germany
Resources
City Guides
JoinSign In
Cigna International Health Insurance

Nordrhein-Westfalen >

An Expat Talks about Living in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Nordrhein-Westfalen

How long have you lived there?

Eleven years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

I recommend joing a "fitness club". Joining a Gym is a good way of meeting new people; this mean that you would need to sign a contract, which in most cases automatically renews on a yearly basis.

Expats living in Germany interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. Get a Quote

Expats living in Germany interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

I think so. I have never come across any problems.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

There are not many openings around the surrounding areas. Carpenters, Printers would have a better chance of finding employment as opposed to white collar sectors.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

That's one of the things that I enjoy here. People seem to enjoy their free time more. BBQ's, garden parties or just generally getting together over a few drinks. Their are lot's of council run activities, Karneval, Kirmes etc, which involve, basically having a good time. These activities are also children friendly.

Moving to Germany

Moving to Germany soon? AGS Worldwide Movers is a leader in the international moving industry. Their experience and expertise allows them to guarantee their clients the best quality moving services. Get a moving quote today.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

LEARN THE LANGUAGE!! Never move to a country where English is not the Mother tongue and expect it to be easy as English is the world language, because barriers will be faced on every corner. Ensure that you have checked out your qualifications, and determine their German equivalent. Accept culture differences and do not resist intergration.

For English readers, stock up on OXO cubes, Cornish pasties, Scampi fries etc, etc...

For American readers:

Beware most German beer is 4.9% vol. Enjoy!!

Talk with Expats in Germany

If you're not involved in our Germany Forum, it's a great place to meet others in your area, get answers to questions about moving to Germany or offer advice to a newcomer.

More about Germany

Moving-to-Germany

Moving to Germany

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more.

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more....

8-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Germany

8 Best Places to Live in Germany

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany.

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany....

5-Tips-for-Tech-Jobs-in-Berlin

5 Tips for Tech Jobs in Berlin

Expats in Berlin live in one of the biggest tech hubs in Europe. There are companies that range anywhere from large corporations to budding start up, and these are able to attract talent from all over the world.

Expats in Berlin live in one of the biggest tech hubs in Europe. There are companies that range anywhere from large corporations to budding start up, and these are able to attract talent from all ove...

10-Best-Places-in-the-World-to-Get-in-the-Christmas-Spirit

10 Best Places in the World to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Here are 10 of the best places in the world to get in the Christmas spirit. ...

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
addacomment
Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Germany from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Culture-Shock-in-HannoverAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Hannover, Germany

Do you need to learn German before moving to Hannover? What are Germans like? An expat talks about living in Hannover, the cultural stereotype about German people being rude, healthcare in Germany and more.

Do you need to learn German before moving to Hannover? What are Germans like? An expat talks about living in Hannover, the cultural stereotype about German people being rude, healthcare in Germany a...

Moving-to-GermanyMoving to Germany

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more.

Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more....

8-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Germany8 Best Places to Live in Germany

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany.

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany....

12-Expats-Talk-about-What-its-Like-Living-in-Germany12 Expats Talk about What it's Like Living in Germany

Expats talk about living in Germany. From meeting people to adjusting to the German culture, expats offer a glimpse of life in Germany.
Expats talk about living in Germany. From meeting people to adjusting to the German culture, expats offer a glimpse of life in Germany. ...

Germany Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2020 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal