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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! 4.9/5
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    Apartment #2402858
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #2417070
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 5
        Apartment #2243856
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
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          • Sleeps 6
          House #2432732
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Multiple rentals Apartment #2086613
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              Excellent! 4.5/5
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              • 1 BA
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              House #2183610
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 1 BR
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                Apartment #2407255
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #2508763
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Apartment #2411607
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #2294141
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #2346358
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          House #23804
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                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (21 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #2037743
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                              • 1 BR
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                              Condo #2270032
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Apartment #2405901
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cabin #2390432
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                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #2408948
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #2488592
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Condo #2570143
                                        1 Review
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #2095020
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                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals Villa #2086613
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                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #2525261
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                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Apartment #2533638
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                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #766235
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                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                    (28 reviews)
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                                                    • 9 BR
                                                    • 7 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 26
                                                    House #2249653
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                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      House #2339051
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                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Multiple rentals House #2037363
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Apartment #2407486
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                                                            Apartment #2538075
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                                                              Apartment #2546969
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                                                                House #2308907
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                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Multiple rentals House #2037363
                                                                  10
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #2400912
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #2499049
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        House #2420862
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                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Farmhouse #2535119
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                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #2559180
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (29 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #526285
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                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #787662
                                                                                2 Reviews
                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #2345521
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #2499157
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                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #4224350
                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (19 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #760069
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                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Apartment #2114512
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Apartment #2359508
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                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                              Apartment #2212921
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #2430721
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #2472717
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    House #2554267
                                                                                                    4
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Apartment #2537733
                                                                                                      2 Reviews
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Heerlijk genoten!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Bij aankomst kregen we de sleutel van de overbuurman. Die vertelde van alles over de omgeving. We hadden de bovenste verdieping van het huis. Heel schoon, ruim met goede bedden! Gratis bedlinnen en handdoeken. Ideaal! Het uitzicht is mooi. Je staat direct in de bossen en we hebben dus gewandeld naar het volgende dorp en daar lekker wat gedronken in een typisch Sauerlands pension. Dat was zo gezellig, dat we er 's avonds ook gingen eten. Als je van een mooie omgeving, wandelen en rust houdt, is dit een super adres. Onze 3 kinderen van 18,15 en 11 hadden toch lekker WiFi, dus zij vonden het ook geweldig! Er lag geen sneeuw en het was al prachtig. Dus met sneeuw is het er nog mooier! Grote kans dat we nog eens terugkomen!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2015