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Several beautiful parks in the towns of the Ruhr create inviting environments for a pleasant stroll, a picnic or relaxation.

Stadtpark Bochum

One of the oldest landscaped parks in the Ruhr area this park is located to the north of the inner city. An alluring landscape with spacious flowerbeds and lakes encourages daydreaming. A zoo, playgrounds, crazy golf course and a restaurant guarantee great family trips.

Rombergpark Dortmund

A botanical garden attracts visitors with botanical glasshouses and rare exotic and domestic plants. In the early 1820s an aristocratic family from Dortmund ordered the creation of a landscaped park based on the English model. Approximately 100 years later, in 1927, the city of Dortmund purchased the park and established a botanical garden.

Immanuel Kant Park Duisburg

Located in the very heart the town, visitors to the park can admire the sculpture exhibition of the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum and also take a rest on the relaxing greens or do sports.

Grugapark Essen

Recreational facilities for the entire family. Besides various sports and wellness offerings, visitors can enjoy sculptures and sculptural objects ranging from modern to contemporary. Children can have a jolly good romp at playgrounds and visit the petting zoo.

Berger Park Gelsenkirchen

The park offers the baroque Berger Castle, a French rococo garden and an English country garden, herbaceous perennial gardens, a fairy tale garden, beautiful dahlia beds, playgrounds and the Berger Lake with a boat rental facility. For almost 50 years now the annual Schloss Berge summer festival has been taking place in the park with its impressive fireworks.

Kaisergarten Oberhausen

Located in the middle of town, the park offers several recreational facilities. Long walking tracks lead through forests and grasslands. Furthermore, a petting zoo with many animal species, playgrounds, pony rides as well as diverse sports facilities such as crazy golf, tennis and archery provide interesting activities for every taste.