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Apartment for 2 people in Xanten, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.9
39 reviews
Xanten, Ruhr district
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$58per night
Apartment for 2 people in Gelsenkirchen, with garden
2 pers.
4.8
41 reviews
Gelsenkirchen, Ruhr district
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$47per night
Apartment for 2 people in Xanten, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.9
80 reviews
Xanten, Ruhr district
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$68per night
Apartment for 4 people in Essen
4 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.3
61 reviews
Essen, Ruhr district
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$98per night
Apartment for 2 people in Duisburg, with garden
4.8
14 reviews
Duisburg, Ruhr district
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$66per night
Apartment for 4 people in Essen, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.6
43 reviews
Essen, Ruhr district
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$49per night
Apartment for 2 people in Essen
4.7
7 reviews
Essen, Ruhr district
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$79per night
Apartment for 4 people in Oberhausen
3.7
31 reviews
Oberhausen, Ruhr district
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$96per night
Apartment for 3 people in Witten, with garden
3 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.2
23 reviews
Witten, Ruhr district
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$67per night
Apartment for 5 people in Europe, with garden
4.6
68 reviews
Ruhr district
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$101per night
Apartment for 7 people in Dortmund
7 pers., 4 bedrooms
4.0
20 reviews
Dortmund, Ruhr district
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$165per night
Apartment for 5 people in Bottrop, with terrace
5 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.7
19 reviews
Bottrop, Ruhr district
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$100per night
Guesthouse for 4 people in Essen, with garden
4.9
24 reviews
Essen, Ruhr district
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$194per night
Apartment for 5 people in Bottrop, with garden
4.7
55 reviews
Bottrop, Ruhr district
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$91per night
Apartment for 2 people in Essen
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.9
39 reviews
Essen, Ruhr district
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$54per night
Apartment for 3 people in Essen
2.5
155 reviews
Essen, Ruhr district
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$60per night
Apartment for 2 people in Bochum, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.4
92 reviews
Bochum, Ruhr district
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$78per night
Apartment for 3 people in Europe, with garden
3 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.5
20 reviews
Ruhr district
from
$73per night
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Highlights in Ruhr district

  • Worth seeing cities
  • Natural landscape areas
  • Offers for children
  • Many bicycle paths
  • Castles and Villas
  • Numerous adventure parks and zoos

Most popular in Ruhr district

Internet 300
Pet allowed 88
Balcony/Terrace 126
TV 312
Garden 78
Parking 271
Washing machine 186
Heating 249
Elevator 26

Popular Destinations in Ruhr district

Vacation rentals in the Ruhr area

Experience pure culture in the cities of the region

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

The Metropole Ruhr as a perfect holiday destination

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.

Typical city in the Ruhr area
Typical city in the Ruhr area

Travelers and Activities

Great excursion program for families with children

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

1. discover the holiday route to industrial culture

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.

Bochum from above with the mining museum
Bochum from above with the mining museum