Visit the European Capital of Culture of 2010! 20 holiday houses & holiday apartments in the Ruhr Area are being presented here, from Duisburg via Essen to Dortmund.
Coal and steel, Dortmund and yes, Schalke too, but spending your holiday here? This thought comes to the mind of many people when thinking of the Ruhr Area, but times have changed: The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage nowadays, and there are numerous nice holiday apartments in Essen. There are many parks and other green spaces at the rivers Ruhr and Emscher for a long time now, so that you can easily pass with your bicycle.
By the way: Europe's Capital of Culture of 2010 was not Paris or Rome, but the Ruhr Area! If you spend your holiday in North Rhine-Westphalia, you can discover a very vivid subculture. By booking e.g. a holiday apartment in Oberhausen you have many choices for various day trips: Duisburg at the Rhine, Bochum and Gelsenkirchen, the mine cities or the recreation area Ennepetal. A holiday in the Ruhr Area is a chance to gain many interesting impressions and to get to know Germany's largest conurbation for real.