Hiking and cycling in the green Sauerland, discovering the industrial heritage in the Ruhr area or enjoying vibrant cities. You will experience it all during a holiday in North Rhine-Westphalia! Germany's most densely populated state has twelve unique regions, all different from each other. Enjoy beautiful natural areas with high mountains and green valleys and historic cities full of museums and culinary delights. There is plenty for young and old to experience here!
More than a quarter of North Rhine-Westphalia is covered with forest and water. Everywhere you find nature parks with beautiful flora and fauna, all kinds of animals and countless hiking and cycle paths. For example, in the youngest Sauerland-Rothaargebirge nature park in North Rhine-Westphalia, where EuroParcs Biggesee is located. The holiday park is the perfect base for a hike through the beautiful Sauerland. Or let yourself be surprised by a flamingo breeding colony and a herd of wild horses in Münsterland. And if you like water sports, you can indulge yourself on the 80 or so lakes or enjoy a boat trip on the Rhine or Biggesee.
North Rhine-Westphalia is bursting with culture! This region counts no less than six UNESCO World Heritage Sites and hundreds of castles and palaces. There are more than 1000 museums to choose from: from classical art museums to chocolate museums in Cologne. North Rhine-Westphalia is also a great place to stroll through historic towns with half-timbered houses and centuries-old churches. Discover the impressive industrial culture in the Ruhr area, where you can explore old coal mines and admire modern architecture. Or take a look in one of the ancient castles and legendary palaces, each with their own exciting stories.