Ruhr area hopes for a change of image
Germany
Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
From: Germany

Art and culture have become much more important economic factors than is usually perceived in the general public says Stefan Höffinger. In his latest report he cites the example of Liverpool. In 2008 the British city was European Capital of Culture and was able to reap great financial and economic benefits from the tourist boom started by this event. The Ruhr area should take the British city as the best practice example.