Fans and true experts experience unique moments in some very different events in NRW. Mountain bikers, for example, show great performance at Europe’s largest freeride festival in Winterberg; the German cheese market in Nieheim has hand-made specialities for visitors to try out and enjoy, and the gigantic Roman festival in Xanten offers historically informative entertainment with swords, bread, and circuses.
Traditional trades such as soap boiler, ropemaker, or calligrapher are popular at the Linn Flax Market. Visitors may watch the pros at work as they create artistic objects such as ornate pottery, melodious instruments, and beautiful textile work. Knights’ tournaments and aerial shows provide an exuberant atmosphere away from the stalls.Read more
Every other year, around 500 performers, craftspeople, and traders participate in Europe’s largest Roman festival to bring Roman history to life. They re-enact legionaries, gladiators, or simple citizens and spirit visitors away into a different time in the Xanten Archaeological Park.Read more
About 40 historical buildings will turn into cultural centres with a programme of events on the Castles and Fortresses Day in Münsterland. Several institutions that are not otherwise open to the public are involved as well. Athletic guests may join walking or cycling groups to travel between the venues.Read more
Guests can explore beautiful places of nature on a route of their own choice through the roughly 150 public and private facilities that participate in the campaign weekend every year. A guided tour and cultural programme complete the diverse offer.Read more