The Ruhrgebiet in detail


Discount Cards

The Ruhr.TopCard (adult/child €54/35, gives free public transport, free admission to 96 attractions and 50% discount on a further 53 attractions (including theme parks, museums and tours) during the course of a calendar year. It’s available from local tourist offices.

Tourist Information

The region's tourist authority, Ruhr Tourismus ( has an excellent website although, alas, it's only in German (for now).