New Year Trip to the Ruhr

Visit the inspiring Ruhr Metropolis

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Take a few days on a New Year trip to recover from the festive season in one of Germany’s great secret destinations. Shop the sales in one of Europe’s largest malls, where surprisingly low prices are offered on fashion items and consumer goods. Discover the magnificent art collections and art exhibitions of the Folkwang Museum or the Zeche Zollverein and Red Dot Design Museum with the largest exhibition of contemporary design in the World.

See stunning vistas while hiking densely wooded areas in the hills or walking along the banks of the river Ruhr. Experience too, urban development of the harbour area of Duisburg where culinary variety offers something to delight even the most discerning palate.

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Creative Culture

Dortmunder U

The Museum Ostwall (MO) opened in the Dortmunder U during the 2010 European Capitals of Culture, RUHR.2010, The MO shows artworks from 20th and 21st centuries, develops innovative concepts of cultural education in the digital age an initiates partnerships between art and science.


Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität


44137 Dortmund , NRW


Phone: +49 231 502 4723


Amazing Art Collection

Museum Folkwang

Museum Folkwang opened January 2010 when Essen and the Ruhr Area became one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture for that year. The collections of the museum are as varied as they are vast; paintings, sculptures and objects, photographs, graphics and posters.


Museum Folkwang

Museumsplatz 1

45128 Essen , NRW


Phone: +49 201 884 5000

Fax: +49 201 889 145 000


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


Professional Partner

Ruhr Tourism

Ruhr Tourism offers easy access to any or all of five discovery areas in the fascinating Ruhr Metropolis. Discover everything from spectacular locations, tranquil moments, marvellous transformation, open spaces, great cities, timeless art to vibrant culture. All in one unique location.


Ruhr Tourismus GmbH

Centroallee 261

46047 Oberhausen , NRW


Phone: +49 1805 181 620 Service Charge