View of the Düsseldorf Media Harbor including the Rhine Tower, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cit­ies in NRW

Your flair

Urb­an Ad­ven­tures

From the vi­brant met­ro­pol­ises on the Rhine to Mün­ster, Aachen and Wup­per­tal, the west­ern half of NRW of­fers end­less en­tice­ment for city sight-seers. Here you can ad­mire won­ders of mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture, shop to your heart’s con­tent or stroll through lively old towns.

City trips

The ma­jor cit­ies of North Rhine-West­phalia have much to dis­cov­er: trendy neigh­bour­hoods, art gal­ler­ies and great shop­ping op­por­tun­it­ies.

Mural, Home Street Home Co-design by Hoker, Oldhaus & Tubuku, © Johannes Höhn


Six cit­ies in North Rhine-West­phalia, up close and per­son­al. Get to know who they really are, what makes them spe­cial and which of their less­er-known corners they no longer want to hide. Some­times, they are dreamy and emo­tion­al. Oth­er times, en­er­get­ic and col­our­ful. Each one, totally dif­fer­ent. But these NRW cit­ies have one thing in com­mon: They in­vite you to take a ma­gic­al stroll.

Gasse im historischen Ortskern von Essen-Kettwig, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Hannah Förster

His­tor­ic town and loc­al centres

In the his­tor­ic loc­al and town centres in NRW, vis­it­ors can im­merse them­selves in the past and ex­per­i­ence the par­tic­u­lar charm of these places in cosy cafés or on ro­mantic squares.

Shopping Brunnenstraße Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn

Shop­ping in North Rhine-West­phalia

From shop­ping centre to lux­ury shop­ping mile North Rhine-West­phalia is a true shop­per’s para­dise, with everything from lux­ury shop­ping miles to busy ped­es­tri­an zones and mod­ern ar­cades, and from trendy dis­tricts with small boutiques to shop­ping centres with everything un­der one roof. And it is not just the range of re­tail op­por­tun­it­ies that en­tices, but rather the all-round ex­per­i­ence: shop­ping trips to cit­ies in North Rhine-West­phalia can eas­ily be com­bined with sight­see­ing and cul­tur­al high­lights.

Das Restaurant "Glück und Seligkeit" in Bielefeld ist in einer früheren Kirche untergebracht., © glü

Un­usu­al gast­ro­nomy

We’ve com­piled a list of the most un­usu­al gast­ro­nom­ic ex­per­i­ences in Your NRW - in spec­tac­u­lar loc­a­tions and with very spe­cial gast­ro­nom­ic con­cepts and culin­ary of­fers.

Facades Merowingerstraße, Cologne, © Johannes Höhn

Lov­able, lively streets

We can­not simply walk through these streets: With their very in­di­vidu­al pe­cu­li­ar­it­ies, they have conquered our hearts - so that we would prefer to stay forever.

Marion Strehlow Persona, © Marion Strehlow Persona