The Location of Rhine Ruhr

An exciting urban mix, interconnected by rural beauty

Written by Garry on

© Greg
© Andreas Müller/Tourismus NRW e.V.
© Greg

The list of major cities in the location of Rhine Ruhr is long; Bochum, Bonn, Cologne (Köln), Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Leverkusen, Mülheim, Oberhausen, Recklinghausen. Many are located on the banks of the rivers Ruhr and Rhine.

Located in the heart of the western state of North Rhine Westphalia, the region reaches roughly from Bonn in the south to Wesel in the north and Düsseldorf in the west to Hamm in the east. Cologne is famous for its centuries old cathedral and Düsseldorf for being the State capital. Bonn had and excursion of some forty years as the seat of the national government and is now a popular seat for NGOs.

The importance of the rivers as a transport route becomes clear when gazing across the water and culminates in Europe’s largest inland harbour in Duisburg. Approximately ten million people live in this area of Germany.

Nature Reserves

Walking in and around the countryside of the Rhine Ruhr region, numerous signs can be seen declaring a nature conservation area (Naturschutzgebiet). The protection and preservation of flora and fauna, ecosystems and endangered species is high on the agenda in the region and across Germany.

Locate in NRW

North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) is a fine place to locate and invest. The state lies at the center of Europe and borders on the Netherlands and Belgium. NRW has 29 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants from a wide variety of origins and cultures who get along well together.


Germany and its diverse regions are characterized by the unique culture of their people and their contact to the geographical location. Strong regional traditions and autonomous political landscapes have preserved a rich cultural heritage from early times of settlement.


Public Transport

© Amazing Capitals /DeiaGreg

Public transport in the Rhine Ruhr region is a collection of various systems, which are operated by numerous regional companies and utilities. On the whole, inner-city trams, buses and trains function well, yet other journeys can be lengthy and rather tedious.


State Sights

© Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Numerous very important historical events have shaped NRW and many monuments preserve their memory. Besides the cathedral in Cologne, the Hermann Monument and the burial site of Charlemagne in Aachen, many castles, cathedrals and smaller monuments can be found across the state.



© Amazing Capitals / Greg

The topic of tipping is fairly simple. It is the custom to round up prices to the nearest euro, to leave two or three euro or up to 10% if in restaurants. A tip is usually given when paying the bill but leaving it on the table before departing is known as the norm for foreigners.