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How to get to the Ruhr Metropolis

Many ways lead to the European Capital of Culture 2010.
No matter if you travel by air, by car or by train, getting here is easy. / MORE

Be our guest in the Ruhr Metropolis!

Ruhr Museum, Zollverein / Photo: Ralph LuegerRuhr Museum, Zollverein / Photo: Ralph Lueger

Ruhr Museum, Zollverein / Photo: Ralph Lueger

The Ruhr Metropolis with the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 is a lively and multifaceted metropolitan area in the making. It is also opening up new ground as a tourist area as a genuine newcomer on the European stage.

That said, for a long time it has possessed everything visitors could wish for from an exciting and interesting tourist venue and a genuine cultural metropolitan area:

Whether you travel here by air, train or car, the Ruhr Metropolis is in the very heart of Europe and has outstanding connections to national and international traffic networks. You can be sure of speedy and relaxing journey.

No matter what accommodation you prefer, there is something to suit everyone’s taste in the Ruhr Metropolis: from top-class hotels to youth hostels, modern city hotels, reasonably priced family accommodation, idyllic hotels in green areas, camping sites, low-budget hotels etc etc.

Local attractions
The Ruhr Metropolis is immensely proud of its huge range of different attractions in all areas of life: shopping malls and leisure parks, recreational areas and industrial heritage, museums and Bundesliga stadiums, trendy suburbs and top-class restaurants, opera houses and art exhibitions, festivals and landscaped parks. 

We are offering our visitors a very special service, the RUHR Visitor Centre, to help you find your way around and get personal advice wherever you are. The many visitor centres can provide you with all the information you require to enable you to explore this unique region. In addition the centres serve as starting points for tours and excursions in the Ruhr Metropolis.

We hope that this has whetted your appetite to visit the Ruhr Metropolis. If so, why not browse through the following pages to get some more inspiring ideas. Should you require more specific information on tourist questions or competent advice on travelling to the cultural capital, you should make the Ruhr Tourismus GmbH your first port of call. Its staff can provide you with tips on the region and professional service in planning your journey. These include complete package holidays, individual building blocks for your stay, accommodation, day tours, excursions, guided tours, brochures and other information etc etc 

To get to Ruhr Tourismus GmbH, click here: www.ruhr-tourismus.de

We hope you have plenty of fun planning your journey to the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, and would like to wish you an unforgettable stay in the Ruhr Metropolis.
Enjoy the very special atmosphere in the Ruhrgebiet and feel truly at home. Welcome!

You’ve never seen a metropolitan area like this before.

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