STRONG REGION. OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES.
More than 2 million people live in one of Germany’s strongest and most innovative economic locations: East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL). OWL comprises Bielefeld and the districts of Gütersloh, Herford, Höxter, Lippe, Minden-Lübbecke and Paderborn.
Stretching over 6,500 km² of varied natural landscapes, it is also enriched by vibrant, growing towns with an interesting range of cultural events.
The some 150,000 business located there employ around one million people. The region generates gross domestic product of approximately 60 billion euro per year.
Home to around 73,000 people, Detmold is one of OWL’s major university towns. Around 55,000 young people study at it its thirteen universities, making a vital contribution to research and development in the region.
OWL has much to offer for a good work-life balance and is one of the largest leisure and recreational regions in North Rhine-Westphalia.
We give you nine convincing reasons why you should take a closer look at our region.