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Se­lec­ted Beach Clubs and City Strands

Re­lax at the beach in NRW

Ly­ing un­der palm trees, feel­ing the sand with your feet and look over the wa­ter - beach hol­i­days in North Rhine-West­phalia.


Strand­bar, Bonn

In the Bonn city dis­trict of Ober­kas­sel, vis­it­ors can re­lax right next to the Rhine. In ad­di­tion to the sandy beach at­mo­sphere and cock­tails, con­certs are also staged here.

Düs­sel­dorf and nean­der­land

Treibgut, Düs­sel­dorf

Treibgut calls it­self an events beach and car­ries its vis­it­ors away to a pir­ates? cove. Re­lax by day, cel­eb­rate by night. There are also exot­ic cock­tails, a bon­fire and a pool to cool off in.

Strand im Häuser­meer, Haan

Strand im Häuser­meer is a real city beach in the heart of Haan?s town centre, between Düs­sel­dorf and Solin­gen. Loun­gers are avail­able for re­lax­ing. For any­one who wants to play some sport, there is beach vol­ley­ball as well as climb­ing. There is also an en­ter­tain­ment pro­gramme that in­cludes theatre per­form­ances, beach parties and open air cinema. 

Eifel and Aachen

Kahn­wei­h­er, Als­dorf

The boat­house beach with its white sand and ham­mocks, pic­tur­esquely loc­ated by a lake, is unique in the city re­gion of Aachen and in the Eure­gio. One spe­cial at­trac­tion is the bar­be­cue boats, where up to ten people can bar­be­cue out on the wa­ter. Not only are the boats equipped with a char­coal bar­be­cue and table but also with elec­tric mo­tors, so they can be op­er­ated without a driver?s li­cence.

Co­logne & Rhine-Erft-County

SonnenscheinEt­age, Co­logne

Co­logne?s highest beach bar is loc­ated on the roof of a multi-storey car park. Yet it is quite cosy: Thanks to palms, beach chairs and sun loun­gers, you can really get in­to the hol­i­day mood. Un­like the at sea, you also get a free view of the Cathed­ral here too.


Coconut Beach, Mün­ster

The Mün­ster loc­als do things in style and have had 400 tonnes of the finest quartz sand poured onto their Coconut Beach. Pool, palms, sun loun­gers and beach huts - these make every day a hol­i­day. Every even­ing has its own theme, for ex­ample Monday is after-work salsa night.

Ib­b­goes­beach, Ib­ben­büren

The 1,000 square metre beach land­scape at Aasee in Ib­ben­büren of­fers re­lax­a­tion and ac­tion: In ad­di­tion to a lounge area, there is also a wa­ter play­ground, a boules court, a vari­ety of beach bars and loads of events for all age groups.

The Lower Rhine re­gion

Evita Beach, Gre­ven­broi­ch

Loun­gers and beach chairs, a beach vol­ley­ball pitch and a vari­ety of bars get vis­it­ors to Gre­ven­broi­ch?s town centre in­to the hol­i­day mood. Chil­dren love the large play­ground right next door, which al­lows par­ents to re­lax too.

The Ruhr Area

Baldeney­see, Es­sen

Here, nu­mer­ous South Seas bars and a cock­tail bar that is home to a stran­ded sail­ing boat provide mini-break hol­i­day­makers with cool drinks. Re­lax on ham­mocks or loun­gers un­der the palms. For more act­ive vis­it­ors, there are plenty of sports on of­fer.

Strand­deck Kem­nade, Bo­chum

At the week­end, DJs spin the decks and start a great mutiny from 8 pm. Any­one who still wants to be act­ive des­pite the heat can play beach vol­ley­ball by day.

Herr Wal­ter, Dortmund

In sum­mer, the event ship Wal­ter, a con­ver­ted com­mer­cial ship, is trans­formed in­to a beach with beach chairs and palms. The ship is moored in Dortmund Har­bour.

Moog Garden, Dortmund

The pop­u­lar Moog at Dortmun­der U, in the heart of the city, has ad­ded an ex­cit­ing garden. There are cool cock­tails, a pool and mu­sic here.

Teuto­burg Forest

Strand­bar Santa Maria, Biele­feld

Strand­bar Santa Maria is right at the heart of Biele­feld town centre. Old boats and over­seas ship­ping con­tain­ers cre­ate a spe­cial at­mo­sphere here. The bar is made of an old Ford Trans­it that juts out of a con­tain­er. Even in bad weath­er, the beach is open: 80 covered spaces of­fer pro­tec­tion from the sum­mer rain.

Düne 13, Biele­feld

In Biele­feld, you re­lax at Ober­see. Düne 13 provides the re­quis­ite hol­i­day feel­ing.

Eisk­lang, Pader­born

En­joy a homemade ori­gin­al Itali­an ice-cream with your toes bur­ied in the sand - on the beach at the Eisk­lang bis­tro in Pader­born, right on Lippe­see. While the wa­ter at your feet keeps you cool, reed-covered para­sols pro­tect against sun­burn and sun­stroke and provide a touch of the Carib­bean feel­ing.

Tips for a sum­mer in NRW

Zeltstadt KulturPur in Hilchenbach-Lützel, © KulturBüro! Siegen-Wittgenstein

Fest­iv­al sum­mer 2019

Werksschwimmbad Zeche Zollverein, © Jochen Tack, Stiftung Zollverein

Un­usu­al reser­voirs and out­door pools