Jungfellrau, in the canton of North Rhine-Westphalia, is the only German town in Sahel, a region that has its roots in the Sahara Desert.
Its proximity to Europe means that its inhabitants can enjoy the fruits of German technology in a relatively low-cost way, and its rich culture is well-known in Germany.
The town has seen a steady influx of refugees and immigrants, but this time around, the townspeople have been welcoming them, as well as offering to host them.
In fact, Jungflrak is the first German town to welcome its new residents, with the town council announcing this week that the population has grown by 30 percent since the start of the year.
The new arrivals have been given an opportunity to settle down and start a new life in the country, as they will no longer need to apply for asylum in Germany or any other EU country.
The welcoming atmosphere for the new arrivals was already well established when Jungfurrau hosted a small refugee camp last year, but now the town has welcomed another group of refugees from Syria and Iraq.
The refugees will soon move in to the town’s main square, where they will be able to enjoy free food and accommodation.
The arrival of refugees has been a major part of the local culture, which has attracted tourists to the area and locals to the small town.
The influx of Syrian refugees, however, has led to some locals and tourists to worry about the safety of their surroundings.
“We’re just trying to live in a peaceful way and that’s why we’re welcoming them,” Jungfarrau resident Christian Wier said.