Stage towns

23 villages in the Sauerland and Ruhr Area are waiting for you!


Hattingen has evolved from a former steel mill and steel location to an attractive location on the edges of the Ruhr Area. Today, this is where modernity and the magic of the past meet.


The UNESCO World Heritage Site Zeche Zollverein has been known far beyond its borders as the "Eifel Tower of the Ruhr Area" and not only since Essen's application for the European Capital of Cultural Heritage.

Mülheim an der Ruhr

The name of the town says it all: Mülheim is shaped by the Ruhr more than anything else. Several idyllic floodplains, plenty of green along the banks and agricultural areas on the outskirts of town quickly make you forget that you are in the middle of the bustling Ruhr Area.


In the former industrial city of Oberhausen, old and new, yesterday and today are close together. The city with a population of 213,000 residents has developed from a great industrial tradition into an internationally renowned destination for day trips and fun city breaks.


With the Rhine and Ruhr rivers right on our doorstep, two strong rivers flow through Duisburg. Many influences come together here. Ruhr flair mixes with the relaxed atmosphere of the Lower Rhine. Between industrial culture and modern architecture, you experience culture, leisure and history all in one.