Regional Group Ruhr

Cultural Metropolis with (Industrial) History

Go boating on the lakes, discover avant-garde international art, visit the most beautiful colliery in the world – you can do all these things in the Ruhr area. We look forward to showing you our region.

At the beginning of each semester, we invite you to a welcome meeting. Every month, we organize informal gatherings, trips,  excursions and cultural activities  which give a balance of cultural visits, sightseeingsports and social events – there is something for everyone.

Taking part in the Freundeskreis events has been very beneficial to me. Not only I enjoyed the time, but I have made friends with locals and people from all over the world.

Saptarshi Mandal (India)


Bochum, Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg – the Ruhr regional group includes the whole Ruhr area. That means our events take place in different towns. Let us discover the many facets of Germany’s most prominent metropolitan area together. Trust us, it’s really worthwhile! You will see for yourselves….

By the way,  children are always welcome at our events. We wish to create opportunities for exchange by offering special events for families. The “Deutschland hautnah – Germany behind the scenes” program is only offered on an informal basis by the Ruhr regional group, but upon request we will be happy to look for host families.


  • Dr. Anneka Esch-van Kan

  • Dr. Daniel Esch

  • Heidi Trappmann-Klönne

  • Lubna Amro

  • Hatem Amin

Former members:

  • Isabel Ramos Lobato
  • Dr. Philipp Reiter


If you have any questions or suggestions concerning our program or our group, simply write us!


Find here all upcoming events of the Regional Group Ruhr.