Life and work in South Westphalia
Wickede (Ruhr), where our headquarters located, is situated in the middle of Germany, right next to the low mountain range region “Sauerland” and the hugh metropolitan area “Ruhrgebiet”. This allows residents to benefit from comprehensive recreational opportunities as well as a vast offering of entertainment and amusement options.
The Sauerland (up to 843 m above MSL) provides many leisure activities with its many different forest areas and lakes: aquatic sports, hiking, mountain biking or recreational walks. In the winter months, numerous ski runs and slopes allow for all kinds of winter sports, for example in famous locales like Winterberg (Olympic bobsled run), Willingen (world cup ski-jumping hill) or, if desired, in idyllic nature.
The Ruhrtal bikeway that leads through Wickede is another coveted destination for cycling enthusiasts, joggers and walkers; with a total length of 230 km, it offers manifold possibilities for sports and recreation.www.ruhrtalradweg.de
Thanks to the immediate closeness of the Ruhrgebiet, you are fantastically connected to Germany’s greatest metropolitan area with its 5.1 million inhabitants. Here you will find modern facilities like shopping centers, international airports, many event locations as well as theaters, operas, musical halls and more cultural offers. Don’t forget the soccer towns Dortmund (BVB) and Gelsenkirchen (Schalke 04).
For your residence, you can choose between rural areas, the historic towns of Soest, Werl or Arnsberg or the metropolitan Ruhrgebiet. These options are not just manifold, but fairly affordable.