Bergisches Land, or Land of Berg, is a hilly, relatively unspoilt region of Germany, lying between the built-up metropolitan regions of the Ruhr to the north and Cologne to the south. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bergisches Land will find that there is a great selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation here, to include apartments and townhouses within the region’s largest towns and more traditional Bergisches farmhouses set amongst its rolling hills.
Lying within the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen and encompassing the city of Wuppertal, the region attracts a number of visitors who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the area’s large cities, though still being close enough to make use of their tourist amenities. The open spaces of Bergisches are a popular retreat amongst walkers, cyclists and horse riders, whilst its many artificial lakes are ideal for visitors to enjoy kayaking, jet skiing or to simply bathe.
There are a number of interesting tourist attractions to be found within Bergisches Land, mainly within its largest towns. Wuppertal boasts the majority of these attractions, to include the Concert Hall, with its impressive architecture, Wuppertal Zoo, Wuppertal Botanical Gardens and Von der Heydt Museum, with its extensive collection of works by such artists as Picasso. The Schwebebahn, the city’s unique suspended monorail system, is also perhaps one of the city’s biggest more alternative attractions. Outside of Wuppertal, visitors enjoying their holidays in Bergisches land may also wish to visit Bergisches Museumsbahnen and the nearby attractions of the famous Rhineland.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bergisches Land will find that this part of central Germany has a typically continental climate. This means that summers can be warm, with temperatures often reaching the mid to high 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are much cooler, with temperatures averaging between 2 and 6 degrees Celsius. Bergisches Land receives an average annual rainfall of around 28 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Bergisches land may either fly to Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) to the south, or Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) to the north. There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to both airports from the UK, to include Air Berlin, Flybe, easyJet and Germanwings. These flights depart from several regional UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).