Twelve strong, distinctive regions make up North Rhine-Westphalia’s tourist map. Find out more here. If you are interested in a specific region of NRW, select it from the pull-down menu on the right hand side.
Horses and bikes are both perfectly at home in Münsterland. The saddle is the best place from which to enjoy the park landscape.
The Teutoburg Forest is Germany’s ‘healing garden’. Whether saltwater, peat or healing springs, this region has a wealth of healthy riches.
It is not just cyclists who will appreciate the expansive Lower Rhine landscape with its typical towering willows and green river meadows.
With a great industrial past, the Ruhr valley is now one of the densest cultural landscapes in Europe.
Sauerland is popularly known as the ‘Land of 1000 mountains’. Whether or not there are actually a thousand, the mountains are definitely the highest in NRW.
The state’s capital city of Düsseldorf is truly a place of fashion, culture and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Wuppertal, Solingen and Remscheid – together these cities form the Bergische Drei (‘Bergisch Three’), with triple the excitement for visitors.
Water brings everything together: the Eifel mountain range with its seething, volcanic past is the abundant source of the Aachen springs.
The local saying ‘Kölle es e Jeföhl’ (‘Cologne is a feeling’) really sums it up: a feeling which was most likely already prevailing at the time of the Romans 2,000 years ago.
Although Bergisches Land is indeed a region of low mountains (‘Berg’ in German), it actually takes its name from an old family of counts.
Siegerland-Wittgenstein is the most heavily forested district in Germany. Even reintroduced wild bison feel at home here.
This region’s most famous son is without a doubt Ludwig van Beethoven. It is the perfect place for anyone looking for Rhine romanticism.
Come with us on a journey of discovery through the many things Your North Rhine-Westphalia has to offer.
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