STATE OF NRW
History has created the story of latter day Germany in a unique, curious manner. Over time, a patchwork of small and large boundaries has been created, reaching a total of sixteen federal states in 1990. Some are cities, others vast geographical regions. Some are heavily populated, others not so. Some possess strong economies, others are highly challenged.
The country’s federal system spreads responsibility, success and support through many levels of political and administrative institutions. Image Tourismus NRW, Oliver Franke.