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

City trips in NRW


Your flair

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.

Aachen Stadtansicht, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Aachen - Im­per­i­al City

Char­le­magne had good reas­on to make Aachen the centre of his em­pire: the cathed­ral city, im­per­i­al city and spa city in­spires vis­it­ors with its cul­ture and well­ness even today.

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Am alten Rathaus, © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH

Biele­feld - his­tor­ic­al city

You can ex­per­i­ence his­tory up close in the his­tor­ic towns in the Teuto­burg Forest. Wheth­er it’s Spar­ren­burg, the cathed­ral or simply a jazz club – nearly everything here en­joys a long tra­di­tion.

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Bonn Panorama Innenstadt, © Michael Sondermann, Bundesstadt Bonn

Bonn - City of Beeth­oven

Ex­per­i­ence the “Ro­mantic Rhine”, vis­it Beeth­oven's birth­place or amuse your­self at Pützchens Markt. The former Ger­man cap­it­al im­presses with its nat­ur­al scenery and cul­tur­al activ­it­ies.

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Zeche Zollverein bei Tag, © Sven Lorenz / Stiftung Zollverein

Es­sen - City of Cul­ture

Zollver­ein UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Site, Mu­seum Folk­wang, Villa Hü­gel & more – even after its year as European Cap­it­al of Cul­ture RUHR.2010, Es­sen con­tin­ues to be a cul­tur­al gi­ant in the heart of the Ruhr Area.

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Rheinpanorama von Köln, © Udo Haake / KölnTourismus GmbH

Co­logne - Rhine Met­ro­pol­is

Cathed­ral city, city of art, Rhine met­ro­pol­is: the most pop­u­lous city in North Rhine-West­phalia scores highly with its cul­tur­al flair and idyll­ic loc­a­tion on the Rhine.

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Blick auf die St. Lambertikirche, © Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Mün­ster - Cycle City

Wheth­er by bike or on foot, the city of Mün­ster was chosen as the “World’s Most Live­able City” in 2004. See for your­self all that Mün­ster has to of­fer!

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Schwebebahn Wuppertal, © WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke GmbH

Won­der­ful: Wup­per­tal!

With a great past to­wards the fu­ture: travel on the fam­ous sus­pen­sion rail­way or by bike on the via­ducts of the new Nord­bahntrasse cycle path to­wards Uto­pia-Stadt. The at­mo­sphere in Wup­per­tal is in­fec­tious, with its im­pro­visa­tion tal­ent, cre­ativ­ity and ideas.

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Dis­cov­er more of the cit­ies of NRW

Duisburg Harbour, © Duisport / Hans Blossey
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Dis­cov­er the west in your next city break

Shoppen mit Beratung, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz
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Tour­ist cards in North Rhine-West­phalia