Film character Shrek sits with child on a bench, © Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Top at­trac­tions

In North Rhine-West­phalia, you can see lions and ti­gers up close on a sa­fari, shake hands with movie stars and car­toon char­ac­ters, take some crazy roller­coast­er rides and in­dulge in a ski­ing or snow­board­ing trip any time of the year. A wide vari­ety of amuse­ment parks and two in­door ski centres provide plenty of ac­tion and ad­ven­ture for young and old.