Are you thinking of taking a trip to Germany? If you are, you should definitely consider North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). NRW is Germany’s most populous state and it hosts 4 of the top 10 major German cities, i.e. Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, and Essen. What sets NRW apart from other states is how seamlessly nature and the urban metropolis coexist. Read about my 11-city trip to NRW here to get the best tips on the best NRW places to visit, activities to do, and foods to try out. I also include some great immigration information.