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Old 10-09-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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Can anyone describe the pro's and con's of North Rhine-Westphalia? Is it a place for young, creative and ambitious people?
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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What exactly is your deal? Are you going to ask about every single place in Europe? Why don't you just go and visit some of these places?
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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What exactly is your deal?
Don't worry about it.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:11 PM
 
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Well I am not worried about it. But seeing as you are tapping into my wisdom over and over, I should like to know.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Well I am not worried about it. But seeing as you are tapping into my wisdom over and over, I should like to know.
I was researching certain European areas for quality of life.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Can anyone describe the pro's and con's of North Rhine-Westphalia? Is it a place for young, creative and ambitious people?
Depends on where you live. If it´s in a big city then the answer is yes.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:28 PM
 
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Can anyone describe the pro's and con's of North Rhine-Westphalia? Is it a place for young, creative and ambitious people?
Westphalia is the Industrial Heart of Germany. It is a place for all, namely young, old,creative,ambitious and lazy people. The race for Job is very competitive as a result of its population. Some Cities are densely populated, like Dortmund,Duisburg,Gelsenkirchen to name a few. Compared to States like Bavaria, the wages are a bit low. Costs of living is also not as high as places like Munich, Stuttgart,Hamburg and Frankfurt. In Westphalia, only Düsseldorf and Cologne are kinda expensive in terms of Renting a flat. There are also possibilities in these Cities to secure job quicker than other Cities in Westphalia. Westphalia is also a Football State. It has more teams in the Bundesliga(Federal League) than all other States. Beer is also cheap comparatively to other areas. Socialising over here is easier.
In summary, it is a mixture of all. You got to stay focussed. I live in Dortmund and it is one of Westphalias most populous City and i really feel good here.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: European Union
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Westphalia is the Industrial Heart of Germany. It is a place for all, namely young, old,creative,ambitious and lazy people. The race for Job is very competitive as a result of its population. Some Cities are densely populated, like Dortmund,Duisburg,Gelsenkirchen to name a few. Compared to States like Bavaria, the wages are a bit low. Costs of living is also not as high as places like Munich, Stuttgart,Hamburg and Frankfurt. In Westphalia, only Düsseldorf and Cologne are kinda expensive in terms of Renting a flat. There are also possibilities in these Cities to secure job quicker than other Cities in Westphalia. Westphalia is also a Football State. It has more teams in the Bundesliga(Federal League) than all other States. Beer is also cheap comparatively to other areas. Socialising over here is easier.
In summary, it is a mixture of all. You got to stay focussed. I live in Dortmund and it is one of Westphalias most populous City and i really feel good here.
No need to post... well said. However I would not consider this state at the top of the ranks. Have a look in and around Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Stuttgart (not necessarily in that order).
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:53 AM
 
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I lived for 6 years in Siegen (population about 100,000) which is a heavy industrial city, having two very large steel mills and various metal manufacturing. The university in Siegen (Weidenau) provides some culture for the town. But there aren't many historical buildings one would expect in Germany. Having a Class 2 driver's license I drove (semi-trailer) trucks all over Germany and often into the Ruhr area. It takes a while to learn the Autobahn network in the whole Ruhr area.
The Siegerlander dialect sounds like an American speaking German. A German doctor I knew told me that when he traveled to the Black Forest the people there commented on how well he spoke German, assuming he was an American. I also had a similar encounter. Once in a bar I was talking to a German girl who said I was just another Siegerlander posing as an American because of my accent. Upon my insistence at being an American she became somewhat annoyed.
Cologne is a city that has interested me, but finding a flat to rent is very difficult, just as in most of Germany. So I gave up and moved to Frankfurt, where I lived for 10 years before returning to America.
I liked the Krombacher Bier when in the Siegen area. Later, I drank a lot of Altbier. Very good! I never developed a taste for Koelsch.
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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I always figured Cologne would be a lot like New Orleans without the heat.
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