Spring Break

Spend a few days discovering the Ruhr metro region

Written by Garry on

© Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius
© Ruhr Tourismus / Annika Klein
© Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius

Longer daylight hours, milder temperatures and more snshine welcome expats and visitors on a spring break to the Rhine Ruhr region. This modern metropolitan area speads along the rivers Rhine and Ruhr in the heart of the state of North Rhine Westphalia.

Expats and visitors alike enjoy spending a few days in one of Germany’s great secret destinations. Discover one of Europe’s largest malls in Oberhausen or shop relatively low prices on fashion items and consumer goods in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Duisburg and Dortmund. Discover too, magnificent collections and well presented exhibitions in one of the many museums and art venues across the region.

Follow the “Industrial Heritage Trail” in the Ruhr Metropolis and experience recent transformation of ancient factories, mines and canals. Furthermore, utilise the dense public transport network to head out to beautiful woodlands, lush meadows and hills or walk for miles along the banks of the rivers Rhine and Ruhr through areas steeped in history.

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Germany's Famous Son

Goethe Museum

The Goethe Museum reveals fascinating insights into his life, his travels, his acquaintances and loves, his profession as a lawyer and civil servant, research in natural science topic as well as his masterpieces. It is located in the Schloss Jägerhof by the Hofgarten central park.


Goethe-Museum Anton-und-Katharina-Kippenberg-Stiftung

Jacobistrasse 2

Schloss Jägerhof

40211 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 899 6262

Fax: +49 211 892 9144


Formidable 100,000 Items

Museum Kunstpalast

The Museum Kunstpalast reveals a formidable 100.000 pieces that include paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics, photos, prints and glass objects. Besides showing the excellent, wide spectrum of its own possessions, the museum hosts changing exhibitions of highly respected works.


Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast

Ehrenhof 4-5

40479 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 566 421 00

Fax: +49 211 566 429 06


World Heritage

Zeche Zollverein

Zollverein is an enormous old mining complex in the north of Essen and is the most prominent example of the structural change in the whole Ruhr region. An impressive mix of historical design and industrial museums and leisure facilities await national and international visitors.


Stiftung Zollverein

Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181

45309 Essen , NRW


Phone: +49 201 246 810

Fax: +49 201 854 3100


Spend, Spend, Spend

Shopping in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is the capital of German fashion, the country's arbiter of sophistication and style. Whether super chic boutiques, global labels or unique local brands, the elegant, see-and-be-seen world of the famous Königsallee is a byword for luxury and lavish living.



Indoor Recreation

Sea Life

Discover an enormous and fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE in Oberhausen. Across an area of around 4,000 square metres, some 20,000 ocean-dwellers in 50 huge aquariums can be admired. Or take an imposing stroll through a tunnel underneath 1.5 million litres of water in the tropical ocean tank.


SEA LIFE Deutschland GmbH

Zum Aquarium 1

46047 Oberhausen , NRW


Phone: +49 180 5 66 690 101 Charged


Fascinating Insights

Industrial Heritage Trail

Over some 400 kilometres, 25 highlights and 16 vistas, the Industrial Heritage Trail weaves its way through marvellous countryside, urban areas and former industrial production parks. Discover fascinating recreational zones with museums, experience centres and events.



Annual Festival

Jazz Rally Düsseldorf


The annual Jazz Rally Düsseldorf offers performances by renowned artists and newcomers that inspire audiences year after year. Jazz Rally badge offers terrific value for money with 65 events to choose from. Gregory Porter and Band, Heather Small Mpeople’s voice and Sister Sledge are this year's stars.


Destination Düsseldorf Veranstaltungs GmbH


40474 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 456 0979

Fax: +49 211 456 087 979


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Tourism in Rhine Ruhr

A large area within the state of North Rhine Westphalia, the area offers tourists much to see. Vast swathes of hills and forests, several rivers such as the Ruhr and the Rhine, impressive cities and very friendly people await visitors from across the globe.


Tourismus NRW e.V.

Völklinger Strasse 4

40219 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 913 205 00

Fax: +49 211 913 205 55


Gateway to Rhine Ruhr

Plane, Flight, Airports in Rhine Ruhr

Rhine Ruhr offers a choice of four airports. Düsseldorf is Germany's third largest offering a choice of long haul as well as short haul flights. Cologne/Bonn serves the south of the region, Dortmund is available to those living in the east. Weeze is a further alternative in the north.