These 23 places in the Sauerland and Ruhrgebiet are waiting for you!
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The city of Arnsberg presents itself versatile and close to nature in a beautiful and wooded landscape. The historic town center is visible from afar on a ridge. Romantic winding streets and the ruins of the electoral castle form the medieval center.
Nowhere can the character of the Ruhrgebiet be experienced as succinctly as in Bochum. The visible industrial past, the lifestyle of a pulsating metropolis and the important position as a theater and scene city form an independent profile.
Mit Rhein und Ruhr direkt vor der Haustür fließen zwei starke Ströme durch Duisburg. Hier kommen viele Einflüsse zusammen. Ruhrgebietsflair mischt sich mit der gelösten Atmosphäre des Niederrheins. Zwischen Industriekultur und moderner Baukunst erlebt man Kultur, Freizeit und Geschichte im Wechselspiel.
To reproduce the character of the municipality of Ense in one word is not possible. It is located above the RuhrtalRadweg and the Fürstenberg with its castle ruins and the Fürstenberg chapel. Directly on the RuhrtalRadweg is the worth seeing and venerable manor house "Haus Füchten".
But also the varied landscape, interesting sights and a diverse cultural program invite you to stop in the "city with a view". The Chainsmith Museum on the RuhrtalRadweg shows how the huge steel "binding means" were once made by hand.
Wonderfully green is Hagen, the four-river city located between the Sauerland and the Ruhrgebiet. Anyone visiting Hagen for the first time is pleasantly surprised by the uniquely beautiful and distinctive landscape. Hagen is lively and diverse and has much to offer for enterprising bicycle tourists.
Herdecke is "the town between the Ruhr lakes". Situated directly on the Ruhr, surrounded by the Hengstey and Harkort lakes, the idyllic little town has an exceptionally high recreational and leisure value. A proud 74 percent of the city area consists of water and forest areas
For Sauerlanders it is the metropolis, for the neighboring Ruhrgebiet the relaxing forest town on the doorstep. Between the Ruhrtal and Lenne valleys, between river meadows and low mountain ranges, there is plenty of countryside. As the largest city in the Sauerland, Iserlohn combines urban life and nature in an ideal way.
Menden presents itself with its more than 56,000 inhabitants as a successful mixture of tradition and modernity. Due to its optimal location between the Ruhrgebiet metropolitan region and the Sauerland recreational area, Menden is a city with a feel-good character for residents and guests. Get to know the diversity of Menden - We look forward to your visit!
The name of the city gives it away: The Ruhr shapes Mülheim an der Ruhr more than anything else. Many idyllic meadows, lots of green along the banks and agricultural areas on the outskirts of the city quickly make you forget that you are in the middle of the Ruhrgebiet.
In the former industrial city of Oberhausen, old and new, yesterday and today are close together. The city with 213,000 inhabitants, characterized by a great industrial tradition, has developed into an internationally known destination for day trippers and city tourists.
Inspired by the Ruhr and nature, the teachings of Pastor Kneipp found their way into the village early on - in any case, Olsberg is a vacation resort for young and old, shaped by the course of the Ruhr.
Schwerte, the old Westphalian Hanseatic town in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia, is increasingly developing into a popular destination for those seeking adventure and recreation and offers attractive cultural and sporting leisure opportunities, especially for weekend travelers and short breaks.
In Wetter, the Ruhrgebiet shows one of its most beautiful sides: Lots of forest and green spaces invite you to leisure and recreation. If you are on the RuhrtalRadweg, treat yourself to a little siesta on the attractive lakeside square, relax on the wooden benches and enjoy the view of the Harkortsee.
Wickede (Ruhr) lies on the southwestern border of the district of Soest, where the Ruhr makes its northern bend. Here, at the Haarstrang, the Bördeland landscape merges into the wooded mountains of the Sauerland. After idyllic meadow meadows and a fascinating view of the adjacent outdoor swimming pool have lined the way, the center of the community shines.
The year has 365 days - and there are just as many reasons to visit Winterberg. Because here is always season. Look forward to countless sports opportunities and a fabulous nature, which has many faces around our vacation area.
With a population of around 95,000, Witten is the largest city in the Ennepe-Ruhr district on the southeastern edge of the Ruhrgebiet. The forested hills of the Ardeygebirge as well as the Ruhr with its gentle floodplain landscape and the dammed Kemnader See dominate the landscape of the city, which is rich in contrasts.