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Highlights Ruhr district
- Worth seeing cities
- Natural landscape areas
- Offers for children
- Many bicycle paths
- Castles and Villas
- Numerous adventure parks and zoos
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Vacation rentals in the Ruhr area
There are several large cities in the Ruhr area that offer an extensive cultural programme of exhibitions, theatre and music. A holiday apartment in the Ruhr area, located in the middle of such a cultural metropolis, is only a few minutes' walk away from the hotspots and sights of the respective city. When searching for accommodation in the Ruhr area, you can choose exactly the right vacation rental from different sizes, categories and features.Holidays in the natural areas of the region
The Ruhr area has several scenic features, such as the Westphalian lowland plain, the Rhenish slate mountains or the mountainous and hilly areas of Brandenburg and Brandenburg. For this reason, a vacation rental in the Ruhr area is the ideal starting point for hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities.
Vacation in the Ruhr area
Location and orientation
Around 5.2 million people love the Ruhr area, which is why it is the largest settlement area in Germany. The holiday region in North Rhine-Westphalia is partly very densely populated, but also offers many extensive natural areas. The Lippe borders the region in the northwest, the Ruhr in the south. The largest cities in the region are Essen, Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund. In between there are many smaller and medium-sized towns, such as Gelsenkirchen or Oberhausen.
Travelers and Activities
You can use an apartment in the Ruhr area as your starting point to take advantage of the wide range of leisure activities, especially for families, in the near future. The Ruhr.Topcard is offered for this purpose, with which you can visit over 90 excursion destinations on the Lower Rhine, in the Sauerland and in the Ruhr area free of charge for a whole year. The Ruhr area also has a number of amusement parks, such as Movie Park Germany in Bottrop, which provides a fun day with its rides, shows and a film museum.Relaxed cycling tours through the Ruhr area
In the Ruhr area there is a multitude of cycle paths, on which you can explore the history of the region and the landscape in a relaxed way. In Gelsenkirchen, the Erzbahnstraße with connection to the Emscher cycle path offers a level roadway for two-wheelers, which is also suitable for children. Along the route you can visit the industrial plants and settlements. The cycle path Rheinischer Esel is an old railway road that connects Witten, Dortmund and Bochum with each other.
For the Ruhr area many colloquial names, like Ruhrpott, Pott, Kohlenpott or Revier, are widespread.
Top 3 travel tips
The Ruhr area is known for its industrial heritage route, on which you can admire a variety of industrial monuments, settlements, museums, parks and rivers. The route is also easy to discover by bike and has 25 large "anchor points". In addition, there are suggestions for routes that deal with specific topics, such as historical peculiarities or local areas.2. Undertake a tour of castles and villas
The Ruhr area has many historic buildings worth seeing that culture lovers must have seen. These include the baroque moated Beck Castle in Bottrop, Bladenhorst Castle in Castrop-Rauxel and Hartenfels House in Duisburg. Also worth seeing is Villa Hügel, the former residence of the industrial family Krupp in Essen, which was built in neoclassical style and has a total of 269 rooms.3. Visit adventure and adventure parks
Germany's largest freshwater and saltwater aquarium, the Sea Life Oberhausen, is located in the Ruhr area and offers young and old a varied day out. The ZOOM Adventure World in Gelsenkirchen is a child-friendly adventure zoo, which has the theme areas Africa, Asia, Alaska and a petting zoo. Other zoos worth seeing are Dortmund Zoo and Duisburg Zoo.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Ruhr district
Our data shows that Ruhr district has an average price of $123.42 per night, a relatively high one for a destination in Germany.
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Ruhr district in November, January, and September, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $116.53, $117.52, and $118.5 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
Following the data observed in 2020, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($140.68), June ($130.14), and August ($129.83).
You should book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Ruhr district, as only 41% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Ruhr district were April, May and January, with average availabilities of 56.25%, 50%, and 48.5%, respectively.
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Ruhr district are, in order, August (with 29.4% of available rentals), September (32.25%), and July (34.25%).
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