The final fireworks are part of the Extraschicht. One takes place at the Henrichshütte, © Ruhr Tourismus, Kreklau

The Great Stars in NRW

Es­tab­lished Event Clas­sics

The Ruhr piano festival, lit.Cologne, or the CHIO in Aachen are some of the world-renowned events in North Rhine-Westphalia that not only draw an audience, but also bring international stars to town every year to present their outstanding skills on the stage or in athletic competitions. Evening-long fireworks events, large visitor trade fairs, and traditional fairs with special backdrops also ensure some memorable experiences.

Gamescom in Co­logne – and in the On­line World

Look, try out, and ex­per­i­ence the latest pro­duc­tions presen­ted at the world’s largest trade fair for video games by in­ter­na­tion­al de­veloper stu­di­os. Guests will be able to en­joy live shows, e-sports cham­pi­on­ships, retro gam­ing, and cos­tume per­form­ances.

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CHIO Aachen

A tour­na­ment that’s more like a big party: Every year the rid­ing world cel­eb­rates the CHIO World Eques­tri­an Fest­iv­al in Aachen.

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In­ter­na­tion­al Game Days in Es­sen

About 200,000 vis­it­ors per year, more than 1,200 ex­hib­it­ors from over 50 na­tions, and in ex­cess of 1,500 new games to look at, try out, and take home make the In­ter­na­tion­al Games Days in Es­sen a unique mega-event hos­ted every Oc­to­ber.

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Ja­pan Day in Düs­sel­dorf

Is this really Düs­sel­dorf? Once a year, the city on the Rhine be­comes hardly re­cog­nis­able. On Ja­pan Day it trans­forms it­self in­to a back­drop for Ja­pan­ese cul­ture and life­style

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Just as un­con­ven­tion­al as its in­dus­tri­al her­it­age ven­ues, this emer­ging fest­iv­al, which is held in the Ruhr Area every three years, is not to be missed

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Rheinradweg NRW, © Ralph Sondermann, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Ex­cur­sions on the Rhine

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Eifelblick Eugenienstein , © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Nature Fans

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

Un­usu­al gast­ro­nomy in NRW

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Baumhaus V-Hotel, Bonn, © V-Hotel

Un­usu­al ac­com­mod­a­tion

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