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Winterlandschaft am Rothaarsteig, © ROTHAARSTEIGverein, Klaus-Peter Kappest

Tips for Winter days in NRW


Enjoy the Winter Wonderland in NRW

No matter whether you prefer to spend the winter soaking in a blissfully warm thermal bath, racing down the pistes on your skis or snowboard, enjoying a Glühwein at the Christmas market or recharging your batteries on winter walks out in the countryside – our tips for excursions and winter holidays in NRW include something for everyone. We want to make sure that you will enjoy the winter season to the full!

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Schokoladentafeln im Kölner Schokoladenmuseum, © Tourismus NRW / Ralph Sondermann

Delightful Christmas markets

Mulled wine and toasted almonds are some of the standard treats on offer at any Christmas market. In North Rhine-Westphalia, there are also several special delicacies for sale.

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Duisburger Weihnachtsmarkt, © FrischeKontor Duisburg GmbH, www.krischerfotografie.de

Christmas Markets in NRW

Looking forward to the Christmas period? When it starts to get dark in the afternoon, you can start to get in the mood for Christmas with the Christmas markets. Whether large or small, against a backdrop of half-timbered houses or in front of castles and palaces - here we will gradually present a selection of the loveliest Christmas markets in Your NRW.

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Silvester in Köln auf dem KD Schiff, © KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG

New Year’s Eve 2018/19 in NRW

Enjoy the end of the year at the Rhine or celebrate with your family in Phantasialand in Brühl - there are so many possibilities for spending New Year’s Eve in NRW.

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Bundeskunsthalle Bonn bei Nacht, © Peter Oszvald Kunst- & Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
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Top-Exhibitions 2018

Zeche Zollverein aus der Luft, © Jochen Tack  Stiftung Zollverein
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Industrial heritage

Duisburger Weihnachtsmarkt, © FrischeKontor Duisburg GmbH, www.krischerfotografie.de
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Christmas Markets

Das Dach der Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, © Tourismus & Congress GmbH Region Bonn,Rhein-Sieg,Ahrweiler.jpg
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Museums

Blick entlang des Rheinufers in Düsseldorf, © Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
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Cities

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Nach dem Feierabend die Aussicht auf der Rheinpromenande genießen, © Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
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Düsseldorf and neanderland

Schloss von oben, © Kristine Löw / Bergische Entwicklungsagentur
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The Bergisch Three

Ausblick auf die schöne Landschaft, © Naturarena Bergisches Land GmbH
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Bergisches Land

Schloss Drachenburg in Königswinter, © Tourismus Siebengebirge GmbH
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Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg region

Der Rursee in der Eifel, © Hans-Jürgen Sittig
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Aachen and the Eifel

Ausblick auf die Kopfbäume beim Sonnenuntergang, © Sprave Regionalverband Ruhr
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Lower Rhine

Natural landscapes: Rothaarsteig Hiking Trail, © Sauerland Tourismus e.V.
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Sauerland

Extraschicht Ruhrgebiet Aussicht, © Ruhr Tourismus  Jochen Schlutius
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Ruhr Area

Alter Flecken in Freudenberg, © Stadt Freudenberg
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Siegen-Wittgenstein

Ein typischer Baunerhof im Münsterland, © Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Münsterland

Grafenblick im Teutoburger Wald, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus / Andreas Hub
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Teutoburg Forest