Krefeld? Who? What? Where?
Who - Nabil Aizat ... What - will be studying ... Where - in Krefeld!!!
Well, my Bachelor Degree course will start in September at the Hochschule Niederrhein (University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein)...I'm excited to start a new phase in my life that will lead me to the working world..woh2
Okay....Getting back to Krefeld...Where is Krefeld? Why did I choose Krefeld? What is so special about Krefeld?
Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located southwest of the Ruhr area.Due to the silk production in the 18th and 19th century, it is also known as "velvet and silk city".The city which is divided into nine districts is the home to around 240,000 population.So, Krefeld is not really a big city..medium would be right...
Actually, I would like to study in NRW ( North Rhine-Westphalia), no matter what..I find NRW really interesting as it is located in the centre western part of Germany...It means that NRW is the neighbour of Netherlands and Belgium.It is also not that far from France.Even though there's nothing much in Krefeld, the cities surrounding it are really cool...Cities such as Cologne, Essen, Düsseldorf, Venlo( Holland) and etc...Some of you guys might have known that I have an uncle in Rotterdam, Netherlands.So, it's kinda good that we are staying near to each other.I can also celebrate Raya with my relatives this year.Yeay!
Panoramic views of the cities in NRW
Why did I choose the Fachhochschule(Uni of Applied Sciences) in Krefeld?
I did some research on the Universities in NRW...I even went to see the universities myself.I have my own criteria.For me, i would like to study in a place that is not remote and small.It must not be a boring place.A place that I can imagine myself living there for the next 5 or 6 years.The most important thing is the status of the University.Hochschule Niederrhein is the second best university in NRW right after FH Aachen.Why I didn't choose FH Aachen.That's whole nother story..I kinda felt good when I chose to study in Krefeld.So yeah..
- Krefeld has 15.5 percent foreigners..and 1/3 from that amount are Turks.
- There are quite a number of Doener( Kebab) restaurant in Krefeld. Shockingly, there are 7 Kebab Restaurants in a row near the Central station, each one positioned near to the other...I've planned with Darwin to do an episode of "Jalan-jalan makan Kebab".To test which one has the nicest meat and service..hee..
- Krefeld's residents speak Hochdeutsch, the standard German taught to all people in Germany. However, the native dialect is a Low German variety, sometimes locally called "Krefelder Plattdeutsch," "Krieewelsch Platt," "Plattdeutsch,," or sometimes simply "Platt."
- Krefeld used to have other names.Krefeld itself was first mentioned in 1105 under the name of Krinvelde.Then it was known as Crefeld. In 1929 Krefeld and Uerdingen merged to form Krefeld-Uerdingen.From 1940 onwards the name was shortened to Krefeld.
Krefeld Hauptbahnhof ( Central Station )
The shopping-mall "Hansa-Haus", a well known landmark due to it's position.On the left side are the tram and bus station ,on the right side, through the "Neusser Tor" is the pedestrian zone along Neusser Str / Hochstr.
Behnischhaus - was built between 2001 and 2002, designed by architects Behnisch.
Train platform restaurant...kewl..teringat Victoria Station kat Malaysia..mahal woh makan dalam train..
The Burg Linn is a water castle in Krefeld Linn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
The recreational park Elfrather lake..an awesome view...
Chemical industries at the port of Krefeld Linn
Liberty Bridge on the Rhine port of Krefeld (Linn).This swing bridge was built in 1905.
City halls and Administration building
The views of Rhine in Uerdingen
Old City Walls..
Master Ponzelar, the iconic figure in the time of "velvet and silk city"
There you go..the premier peek of what you can expect from Krefeld.I'm really excited to start a new lifestyle here in Krefeld.Wish me best of luck..Doakan kejayaan Nabil kat sini yeah...Insyaallah akan balik dengan ijazah...Amin...
Tschuess und mach's gut!!!