"My home state - NRW" Top 5 Page for this destination Land Nordrhein-Westfalen by sabsi

Land Nordrhein-Westfalen Travel Guide: 6,303 reviews and 18,211 photos

I moved to this state in the very west of Germany in summer 2002 and I love this part of the country --- cities like Cologne, Essen, Duisburg, Dortmund, Bochum, Oberhausen, Düsseldorf etc etc.

There is industry and interesting places all over the shop and it's really interesting to see all the ports and coalmines, the footie stadiums and the green bits. Plus it only takes you seconds to get from one city to the next so you have a great variety of places there!

I will try to show you this variety on this "best of NRW" page...

Zeche Zollverein

Make sure not to miss my Zeche Zollverein travelogue with pictures from this former coalmine.

In 2001 the grounds of this pit became Unesco World Heritage. The former factory buildings were partly turned into museums by famous architect Sir Norman Foster.

Indoor Skiing

In 2001 I have been to the indoor skiing place in Bottrop and if you want to try this you should go and try it as well! Have a look at my travelogue for the full story!!!

Glück Auf! (Coalminer's greeting)


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots pf people, sights, green, cities - all so close to each other!
  • Cons:You have to be into industrial art to like it! Some people would probably just hate it!
  • In a nutshell:I love it here! There's always something new to explore
  • Last visit to Land Nordrhein-Westfalen: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2006 at 5:27 AM

    Hiya looking forward to meeting you in October & also trying out some German wine :-)

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2004 at 2:25 PM

    Spending five days here in Sept hope to see lots of interesting sights

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 10:58 PM

    I love to hate the Oberhausen Gasometer, good to hear it has a new function with changing exibitions, would love to see it good Ruhrgebiet page ^..^

  • Mar 8, 2003 at 5:33 AM

    Very good Ruhrpott page! Though I don't like Oberhausen, S04 or the ArenaAufSchalke. :o)


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