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 Family icon

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.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

£ £

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Payment Options

Property Type

Popular Searches

Facilities

Location Type

Local Area

Property Details

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 484 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
10
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 775 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
23
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Cabin
  • 1 BA
  • 645 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.4/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
7
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1937 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
27
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 538 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
5
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
avg/night
Premier Partner
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 936 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(56 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
56
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 430 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
17
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 495 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
30
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
22
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 968 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 678 sq. ft.
avg/night
Premier Partner
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 645 sq. ft.
avg/night
3
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 645 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
23
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 430 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
11
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 807 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.6/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
21
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1399 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
16
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
  • 9 BR House
  • 7 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • 3444 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(46 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
46
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 807 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
16
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • 1722 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
7
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 527 sq. ft.
avg/night
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 828 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
11
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 753 sq. ft.
Very Good! 4.2/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
22
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio House
  • 1 BA
  • 559 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.4/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
18
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 1076 sq. ft.
avg/night
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 484 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
8
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 882 sq. ft.
avg/night
3
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Farmhouse
  • 1 BA
  • 592 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
15
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 581 sq. ft.
avg/night
3
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 796 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.4/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
13
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 796 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
12
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
avg/night
1
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 731 sq. ft.
avg/night
3
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 473 sq. ft.
avg/night
3
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • Studio Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 376 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
10
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 753 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
20
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 699 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(33 reviews)
avg/night
33
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 484 sq. ft.
avg/night
Premier Partner
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 645 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 592 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
5
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 376 sq. ft.
avg/night
9
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR Villa
  • 2 BA
  • 1506 sq. ft.
Very Good! 4.2/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
12
Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 1399 sq. ft.
avg/night
Premier Partner
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1184 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(48 reviews)
avg/night
48
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 581 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
18
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 516 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
avg/night
Premier Partner
3
 

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: Mar 08, 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: Oct 04, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016