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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.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    Apartment #2508763
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      House #2563588
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 2 BR
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        Apartment #2243856
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          Excellent! 4.4/5
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          • 1 BA
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          House #2183610
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 3 BR
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            • Sleeps 6
            House #2432732
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 1 BR
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              Apartment #2407255
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 10
                House #2554267
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #2417070
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (37 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Apartment #2212921
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #2533638
                      13
                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #2086613
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #2499049
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Apartment #2525261
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #2546969
                              5
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Farmhouse #2535119
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  House #2037743
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                                  Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Condo #2565612
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #787662
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                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
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                                        Apartment #2402858
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #2405901
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                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Apartment #2488592
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                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              House #2308907
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                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (30 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #2095020
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                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                  Apartment #2538075
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                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    House #510208
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 9 BR
                                                      • 7 BA
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                                                      • Sleeps 26
                                                      House #2249653
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                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                        Apartment #2499157
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                          House #23804
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Apartment #766235
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #2086613
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                                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #2411607
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                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                  Condo #2270032
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                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                    House #2419867
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #2407486
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                                                                        Apartment #2559180
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                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                          Cabin #2390432
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                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Apartment #2346358
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                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                              Apartment #2553276
                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                Apartment #2594825
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                                                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  House #2339051
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                                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #2563560
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                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #2037363
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (29 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #526285
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                                                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #540228
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Multiple rentals House #2037363
                                                                                            15
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              House #2420862
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                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #4224350
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                                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  Apartment #519060
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                    Apartment #2318284
                                                                                                    11
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Apartment #2537733
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Friendly,clean,quick response

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay in Carsten's apartment.It was really cosy and comfortable.Carsten was very helpful.Overall comfortable stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Very nice property decorated and fitted out to a very high standard. Super clean and very welcoming.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is really well laid out and has a very high standard of equipment and furnishing including a PC, very large TV, washing machine, dryer, etc. Comfy beds. The hosts are super nice and very helpful, always making sure we were ok and had everything we needed including information on local restaurants, etc. Would highly recommend this place if you are visiting Essen for a trade show (18km from the hall via very easy route) or the Bochum area. Try the little Chinese restaurant just a hundred yards or so from the house, doesn't look much from the outside but great food.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Very nice apartment, in a beautiful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The flat was very clean and finished beautifully. The hosts were nothing but helpful and friendly despite the langauge differences. All in all a very plesent place to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016