Located in the western part of the country of Germany is the state known as North Rhine - Westphalia. This state is one of the most populated and powerful states in the country, making it one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers. A North Rhine - Westphalia holiday is the ideal getaway choice for those who want to indulge in many adrenaline-fuelled activities or learn more about the history and culture of this magnificent country. A North Rhine - Westphalia holiday rental house will offer all of the comfort you would expect from a first-class hotel and is an ideal base from which to explore this exciting German state.
A North Rhine - Westphalia holiday is ideal for those who like an active time whilst away from home. The state has an abundance of activities on offer, particularly those of the outdoor variety, including fishing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving, cycling, tennis, golf, walking, horse riding and skiing. With two-thirds of the state being covered in fields and hills, a North Rhine - Westphalia holiday is perfect for those who love bird watching, painting or photography too.
One of the biggest advantages of a North Rhine - Westphalia holiday is the opportunity to visit some of Germany's best cities and towns. The state includes the historical and beautiful city of Cologne which has many great attractions. This includes the World Heritage Site, Cologne Cathedral. The cathedral is built in a Gothic style, was started in the 13th century and completed in the latter part of the 19th century. Many visitors flock to the cathedral each year to see the Shrine of The Three Kings, a beautiful golden box that is said to contain the bones of the Three Wise Men. Visiting the Flora und Botanischer Botanical Gardens and the city's zoo are also highly recommended.
If you are thinking about booking a fantastic North Rhine - Westphalia holiday rental house then you can expect to experience warm summers and cold winters. The warmest months of the year tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 23°C. The coldest months of the year are usually January and February when the temperature during the day can fall to around -1°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 36 inches.
Travellers on a North Rhine - Westphalia holiday can arrive at either Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) or Cologne Airport (CGN) which are both located within the boundaries of the state. Air operators that offer cheap, regular flights to the state include Flybe, British Airways, Lufthansa and easyJet. Passengers can leave from several UK airports including London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI) and Birmingham (BHX).