Wetter (Ruhr)

The Ruhr Area is most beautiful in Wetter: Plenty of forests and green areas for leisure and recreation. If you are travelling on the Ruhr Valley cycle path, treat yourself to a little siesta on the attractive lake square, relax a while on the wooden benches and enjoy the view of Lake Harkort.

If you are looking for a cool refreshment in the warm summer months: the natural swimming pool is located directly on the lake.

Not far from the lake, enjoy the history of the castle ruins and the "Freedom". The picturesque half-timbered houses of the "Fünf-Giebel-Eck" are particularly attractive. Equally worth seeing and practical, only a stone's throw away, is the town hall, which was built in 1909 - one of the best preserved representative buildings of the Wilhelminian Empire in our region.

If you prefer sports, then try out your climbing skills in the modern climbing park at Harkortberg. From here, you also have outstanding views of the Harkortsee.

Further sights along the Ruhr Valley cycle path are just waiting to be discovered: Volmarstein castle ruins, the historic village centre and the Henriette-Davidis Museum,

Interested? The city information office will be happy to advise you in terms of overnight accommodation in Wetter.

Burg und "Freiheit" in Wetter (Ruhr)

High above Lake Harkort, which at the time was not a dam, the Märkisch Castle Wetter was built around 1274 on the slopes of the Ardeygebirge mountain range, which extends steeply down to the RuhrValley - deliberately opposite Castle Volmarstein on the opposite side of the Ruhr river.


Burgruine Volmarstein in Wetter (Ruhr)

There is only little left to see of the former splendour of the castle built around 1100 high above the Ruhr valley south of the Wetteran Ruhr arch.


Erholungsgebiet Elbschebachtal in Wetter-Wengern

The small Elbschebach stream flows into the Ruhr river In the idyllic village of Wetter-Wengern .





Stadtmarketing für Wetter e.V.

Kaiserstr. 78
 Wetter (Ruhr)

phone 02335 / 840188

fax 02335 / 840119