Travel Rhine Ruhr

Escape and discover a variety of destinations

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The Rhine Ruhr metropolitan region comprises numerous cities and marvellous landscapes dotted with villages that exude a variety of architectural styles. Famous rivers, brooks and streams weave their way south to north and west to east.

Fascinating locations include Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf, revealing surprising diversity. The Ruhr Metropolis also surprises with vast swathes of natural beauty and open spaces in spite of being the most populated area in Germany.

Easy access to foreign destinations is a given too. International connections operate from Düsseldorf and Cologne alongside a few other, smaller airports.

boot Düsseldorf



boot Düsseldorf, the largest water sports trade fair in the world sets new standards year after year. January 2019 excites with a 50th anniversary celebration. 250,000 visitors from 102 nations can view a wide range of desirable craft and accessories while interacting with over 2,000 exhibitors from 70 countries.


Finland via Finnlines Ferries to Helsinki

© Amazing Capitals / DeiaGreg

Offering those looking for an alternative winter trip, the Finnlines route from Travemünde to Helsinki is ideal. The vibrant Finnish capital awaits with open arms and delightful atmosphere. Enjoy a calm sailing with Finnlines to a crispy cold climate, and heated pavements or long, light and bright days.


Christmastime Trip to the Ruhr Region

© Ruhr Tourismus / Thomas Winkler

Experience the true German Christmas tradition this year at a marvellous Christmas market in the Ruhr Metropolis. Stand below an imposing 45 metre high tree and taste the scent of Yuletide a mere one hour flight from many of Europe's airports. All possible on a magical Christmastime trip to the Ruhr.