HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Ruhr Area, Germany your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic place to stay in the western part of Germany may like to try the Ruhr area. Located in the North Rhine-Westphalia state, this area offers holidaymakers many things to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, apartments and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Ruhr Area, Germany

Holidaymakers staying in the Ruhr area will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities. The waterways of the area including the Ruhr River offer visitors many watersports such as swimming, fishing, sailing, canoeing, rowing, white water rafting and water skiing. Golfers will find many fine courses in the area at places such as Bochum and Dortmund. There are some trails taking tourists through very scenic countryside and along the Ruhr River that are well worth exploring by hiking and cycling or even on horseback. Throughout the year visitors can go skiing and tobogganing at the alpincenter in Bottrop. Other popular activities in the Ruhr area are tennis, mountain biking, roller blading and ice skating. There are many bars, cafes and restaurants in the towns and cities of the Ruhr area with a great choice of German and international dishes. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can buy provisions from the many supermarkets and shops here.

Places to visit on holiday to Ruhr Area, Germany

The Ruhr area features towns and cities with many fantastic attractions for holidaymakers to visit. For example the city of Dortmund is full of cultural history and wonderful architecture. Examples of this include the Reinoldkirche and the Marienkirche as well as the Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte. Bochum is another wonderful city well worth visiting and is brimming with museums and galleries. Prime examples are the Railway Museum, Museum of Local History and the Museum of Art. There is also a municipal zoo, a Chinese Garden and the Ruhr University Botanical Gardens in Bochum. Essen has many fine sights too and sits in the middle of the Ruhr area.

Weather in Ruhr Area, Germany

The best times to visit this area are late spring, summer and early autumn when the temperatures are very pleasant. The warmest months of the year are generally July and August with maximum highs of around 22 to 23 degrees centigrade. The winters can get fairly cold with the average high only 5 degrees centigrade in December and January, but temperatures can drop below zero.

Travel to Ruhr Area, Germany

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is approximately one hour’s drive from Ruhr and has flights arriving from other German cities as well as numerous international airports. These include Amsterdam (AMS), Istanbul-Ataturk (IST), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Domodedovo (DME), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are car rental services available at the airport and there are taxis available outside the terminal building.

Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #2563588
16
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2546969
6
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
House #2037743
28
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #2554267
14
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #2499157
2
Excellent! 4.5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #2183610
15
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #2183550
3
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #2432732
14
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Farmhouse #2535119
11
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(43 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2212921
43
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #2417070
19
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2508763
9
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #2407255
16
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #2559180
5
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2525261
13
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #510208
10
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2563560
12
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #2027908
12
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #766235
18
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #787662
3
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #2095020
34
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #2420846
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2384312
5
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2538075
5
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #2308907
2
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #2463981
7
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2488592
20
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Multiple rentals Apartment #2086613
74
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #2558115
8
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(40 reviews)
avg/night
  • 9 BR
  • 7 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 26
House #2249653
40
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(53 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #524606
53
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #23804
17
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #2585049
7
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2570210
6
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Apartment #2555025
7
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.1/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #2339051
16
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cabin #2390432
6
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #2537733
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2499049
6
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #2553276
1
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #540228
9
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #2420862
14
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #519060
13
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals House #2037363
10
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #2588827
1
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #2402858
25
  • 6 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #2433810
2
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
Apartment #2318284
13
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #2563272
7
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #2388922
7
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

LOVE LOVE

5 of 5
Absolutely loved this property, owner was lovely and very helpful
  • Review Submitted: Jul 07, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Lovely property with lovely decor!

4 of 5
Lovely property with lovely decor. Fully furnished, with extra bedding provided for children. Thank you Horst and Isolde. The kitchen has everything required to be able to cook from this property.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017