Imprint is a project under the aegis of the Regionalverband Ruhr together with  partners Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH (BMR) and Städtekooperation Integration.Interkommunal.

Publisher and Editor:
Regionalverband Ruhr
Die Regionaldirektorin
Karola Geiß-Netthöfel
Kronprinzenstraße 35
D-45128 Essen

Telefon: +49 (0) 201 / 2069-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 201 / 2069-501

The Ruhr Regional Association (RVR), with its offices in Essen, is the regional hub of the 11 independent municipalities and four districts of the Ruhr Metropolis with its approx. 5.2 million inhabitants.

The Ruhr Regional Association is responsible for the regional planning for the Ruhr region. It is the sponsor of significant infrastructure project such as the Industrial Heritage Trail and the Emscher Landscape Park. The Ruhr Regional Association has been working on improving the quality of life in the Ruhr region for more than 80 years. It maintains and preserves green open spaces for recreation and leisure.

Its legal functions also include the regional business and tourism development, as well as public relations for the Ruhr Metropolis. Together with its municipal partners it carries the seven Ruhr region and leisure parks.

The Ruhr Regional Association also collects geo and climate data about the region and makes it accessible to its member municipalities, amongst others for planning reasons.

UIN (Umsatzsteueridentifikationsnr.)  DE 173 867 500

Project Responsibility
Regionalverband Ruhr
Referat Bildung und Soziales
Dr. Verena Eckl (verantwortlich gem. § 55 Abs. 2 RStV)
Kronprinzenstraße 35
45128 Essen

Project Manager
Julian Evans

FREIWILD Kommunikation, Essen


Hosting und Typo3-Installation
SIT GmbH, Hemer


Picture credits
We would like to Thank all institutions and photographers for Picture Support for Our Website:

Welcome Guides - Frank Elschner
ThyssenKrupp Quartier - ThyssenKrupp AG
Fachhochschule Dortmund - Lindner Lohse Architekten BDA/ Detlef Podehl
Akademie Mont-Cenis - Michael Schwarze-Rodrian
Karte - FREIWILD Kommunikation
Wissenschaftspark - Stadt Gelsenkirchen
Innenstadt Essen - Peter Prengel, Stadt Essen
Studenten - Regionalverband Ruhr/ Oberhäuser
Campus Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Katja Marquard
Universität Witten/Herdecke - Jannis Chavakis
Labor - Comessen, Essen
Phoenix-See - Regionalverband Ruhr/ Lueger
Luftbild Bochum - Wirtschaftsförderung Bochum Wifö GmbH / Lutz Leitmann – Alexander Raths – eyewave – Björn Stork – Daniel Jaeger – Juicy Images - Wladimir Bulgar - Tyler Olson – AVTG – Silvia Jansen – Andrey Popov – Digital Vision – monkeybusinessimages – shirinosov

Copyright and trademark protection
The texts, parts of texts, graphics, tables, videos, audio and visual material or other works used on this internet portal may be protected by copyright. Without prior permission of the right holder it is not allowed to use these materials for purposes other than the intended legitimate use of the internet portal. In particular, without permission of the right holder, it is prohibited to reproduce, store, edit, distribute or make material available to the public for other purposes. The internet portal may be linked to other websites if the link generates a new browser window that shows the RVR’s website only. All brands and trademarks used on the internet portal (and potentially protected by copyright by third parties) are subject to the provisions of the applicable trademark law of the respective owner. In case of copyright or brand infringement, enforcement of injunctive reliefs and, where necessary, damage claims of the right holder are to be expected, in case of intentional infringement even criminal prosecution.

The information on the internet portal is compiled with utmost care and constantly updated. Nevertheless, no guarantee or warranty is made. The RVR excludes any liability or guarantee with regard to the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information provided on the internet portal. This applies in particular to third-party websites referred to which the RVR has no influence on. The RVR explicitly excludes any liability for the content of such third-party websites. The RVR reserves the right to change or add the information provided at any time without prior notice.