North Rhine-Westphalia, a region for active holidaymakers

Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

North Rhine-WestphaliaNorth Rhine-Westphalia is a region for active holidaymakers. Germany’s biggest federal state in terms of population, it is one of the biggest cultural regions in Europe.


Around 14,000 kilometres of cycle routes run through extensive parks and riverscapes, and lead to palaces, castles and breathtaking industrial heritage. Walkers will find a multitude of certified trails, most notably the picturesque Rothaarsteig ridge route.


North Rhine-Westphalia also has plenty to offer for those with refined tastes, including more than 40 restaurants bearing Michelin stars.


Its numerous museums, theatres, orchestras and concert halls, and its musicals and events, attract millions of visitors every year. Other cultural highlights include the five UNESCO World Heritage sites: Cologne Cathedral, Aachen Cathedral, Augustusburg Palace and Falkenlust Palace in Brühl, the Zollverein coal mine in Essen and Corvey Palace. Cologne’s signature landmark is the most visited attraction in Germany.


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