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Sicht auf den Düsseldorfer Medienhafen inklusive Rheinturm, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cities in NRW


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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. Go wherever your curiosity takes you and discover the cosmopolitan atmosphere of our vibrant and distinctive cities.

Aachener Innenstadt im Sommer, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

City trips in NRW

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. Go wherever your curiosity takes you and discover the cosmopolitan atmosphere of our vibrant and distinctive cities.

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Shoppen auf der Königsallee, © Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus

Shopping in North Rhine-Westphalia

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.

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Discovering # urbanana

Multi-faceted, eccentric, creative: we are forming a banana-shaped republic with hazy boundaries and so invite the pioneers free spirited to come join us.

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Duisburg Harbour, © Duisport / Hans Blossey

Discover the west in your next city break

Where will you stumble across technicoloured steps? Why does the U-Bahn resemble a space station? And what kind of cuisine will you find in a restaurant called “Alge”? The answers to these and other questions can be found by discovering a new city in NRW.

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Alter Flecken in Freudenberg, © Stadt Freudenberg

Regions in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia has twelve regions, each offering its own unique attractions. Some are a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, with hiking, cycling, horseback riding and watersports just some of the activities on offer.

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Shopping in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Tourist cards in North Rhine-Westphalia

Many cities, and in some cases entire regions, in North Rhine-Westphalia offer tourists visitor cards which enable a large number of rebates or even free entry to attractions and leisure facilities.

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Tips for a summer in NRW

Zeltstadt KulturPur in Hilchenbach-Lützel, © KulturBüro! Siegen-Wittgenstein
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Festival summer 2019

Werksschwimmbad Zeche Zollverein, © Jochen Tack, Stiftung Zollverein
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Unusual reservoirs and outdoor pools

Travel packages


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