Fidelio Relocation in Essen is a service provider specialising in individual removal services for expatriates and their families as well as private persons wishing to make use of our customised service, both nationally and internationally.

Fidelio Relocation Service in Essen

Fidelio Relocation specialises in getting you started in your new life, in the safest possible way. We are an global relocater, offering a individual relocation service in Essen and other 23 German cities.

Information about Essen and Ruhr region

Consisting of several large, formerly industrial cities in North Rhine Westphalia bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north, the Ruhr region – Ruhrgebiet in German, also colloquially called Ruhrpott – is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany. Seen on a map, the Ruhr region could be considered a single city, since - at least in the north-south dimension - there are no visible breaks between the individual city boroughs. For this reason, it is described as a polycentric urban area. It is also characterized by a similar history of urban and economic development, as its history is rooted in the coal mining and steel industries, and it has been undergoing a profound structural change since the 1970s. Even though the Ruhr metropolis presents a strong unity to the outside world, each city has its own individual feel and local pride.

The “Ruhris”, as local people are called, are known for their down-to-earth character and straightforward yet welcoming manner towards newcomers, mostly due to the fact that the region is a historical melting pot in Germany: the mining industry attracted immigrants from all over thw world in the 19th and early 20th century - the descendants of the original immigrants are all German today. Around 11% of the region's 5m residents have a migration background, originating from 140 countries. The metropolis's population is steadily growing: around 196,000 newcomers make it their new home every year.

Working in Essen

After successfully restructuring its industrial base, the Ruhr region is now a center for technology and service providers. It is also home to the headquarters of important companies such as ThyssenKrupp, RWE, E.ON, Aldi, Evonik, or Hochtief.  Some 16 out of the 100 top-grossing German companies and 34 out of the top 500 are based in the region. The region has innovative employment opportunities projects, such as the “Kreativ.Quartiere’’ project developing modern living and working areas across the region for the strongly booming cultural and creative business sectors, or the LogistikRuhr project, a joint program of leading logistics companies and of the Metropoleruhr economic development agency, as well as partners from the research and scientific sectors, with aim to further develop the region as a logistics hub in the heart of Europe.

Living in Essen

Rents in Germany’s most heavily populated area are increasingly developing in separate ways. Individual areas that geographically are just a few kilometers away from each other are often worlds apart when it comes to prices. The range starts between € 4 and € 5/sq m in  rural areas and the economically weaker cities, and goes up to €7.80/sq m in cities that have undergone the biggest economic structural changes. In the region's larger cities like Dortmund, Essen or Duisburg, rents are also heavily dependent on location.

Education and childcare

Erziehung und AusbildungNorth Rhine Westphalia has been doing a lot for its provision of childcare and education in the past few years: child-care slots for under three-year-olds are being continually expanded, and a new form of school, the comprehensive school, has been introduced for children from ages 10/11 to ages 15/16. In addition to the current types of school – nurseries, preschools, primary, secondary, comprehensive and highschools – the region counts around 23 international educational facilities from preschool to highschool, both state-run and private.

The cultural variety of the Ruhr region is particularly extensive. The closed-down coal mines and steel works remain as spectacular industrial monuments and for the most part have been turned into country parks, multicultural centers and even concert venues. The former slag heaps have been turned into true leisure paradises for hikers, strollers and cyclists that also offer wonderful views of the region. This impressive structural transformation through culture led to the city of Essen being named a European City of Culture in 2010, as a representative for the whole Ruhr Region. The newcomer can best explore the many industrial monuments and museums by following the roughly 400-km long Route of Industrial Culture with its 52 main attractions. Moreover, the Ruhr region offers lots of exciting locally and nationally known art, history, nature and technology museums, as well as around 30 theater and music / opera stages. The Ruhr regiion has totally re-invented itself from Germany's most important industrial region to a location brimming with culture with a full quality of life and high recreational value.

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