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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely property with lovely decor!

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                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Friendly,clean,quick response

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                                                                                                      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