The regions neighboring the Ruhr Area have much to offer those wishing to spend a day out.
A comfortable and sublime atmosphere can be relished in the most popular park of North Rhine-Westphalia. Schloss Moyland in Bedburg-Hau near Kleve is not only a huge castle in unique park scenery but also an art museum where interesting events like fairs, readings or concerts take place. The collection of works by Germany’s beloved yet controversial artist Joseph Beuys is the largest in the world.
In the year nine AD, the Teutoburg forest was the site of a battle between the Roman Empire and an alliance of Germanic Tribes. The Hermannsdenkmal, an impressive, tall ascendable statue, is reminiscent of this historical event and one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. Of similar popularity are the Externsteine, five monumental sandstone pillars located nearby where the visitors discover a wonderful view over the whole forest.
In the Rhine region, an exciting mix of rich cultural offerings in the cities of Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf blend with peaceful, idyllic nature with flat green grass lands, pictorial seascapes, moorlands and woodlands. A thriving city such as the state capital of Düsseldorf, invites to plunge into modern city life with trade fair, business, fashionable cosmopolitan sights and events.
The Safaripark in Stukenbrock offers a unique wildlife atmosphere with hundreds of animal including white tigers, rhinos, elephants, monkeys and giraffes. The impressive amusement park also makes a visit with the family worthwhile.