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Going by pedal-boat in Volksgarten, Cologne, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Ideas for summer day trips


Open air cinemas, beer gardens and cool lakes

We have the best tips for hot days and warm nights in Your NRW.

A holiday to Balconia? Not in NRW! Here, you can really enjoy the summer. From lakes to one of the many open-air cinemas to the next beer garden - here, there’s always something happening somewhere. We have the best tips for hot days and warm nights in Your NRW.

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

Festival summer 2019

From a former smelting works to the middle of a forest and an island: many festivals in NRW take place against an unusual backdrop.

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Beer garden Krefeld, © Stadt Krefeld

Our most attractive beer gardens

When the temperature rises, a cool beer and other beverages are best enjoyed outdoors. That’s why there are beer gardens everywhere in NRW, where visitors are welcome to sit and relax.

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Wakeboarden in Winterberg, © Ferienwelt Winterberg

Action on the water

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