The Ruhr area - Highlights
With 53 million inhabitants, it is one of the most densely populated areas on earth. It has a population density of 2,000 people per square kilometer (5,200/sq mi).
There is a lot to discover. We have selected the best sights and cycling and hiking destinations for you:
Heidesee is a lake located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is one of the largest natural lakes in Europe and offers many opportunities for recreation. You can swim, fish, hike or bike on its shores. But it's not only about water sports - there are also many places to enjoy nature and wildlife.
Lake Haltern is an artificial lake in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was created by damming the Ruhr River and has an area of about 3.5 km². The lake can be completely circumnavigated on a cycling and hiking trail of about nine kilometers. It also leads over a bridge directly past the roller weir of the dam, through ...
Lake Cappenberg is the perfect place for an afternoon of fishing, boating or just relaxing. It is also home to one of the largest water parks in Germany! You'll find this hidden gem in Lünen in the district of Nordlünen.
The Haltern Dam is a drinking water reservoir. It supplies the northern Ruhr area and parts of the western Münsterland region with fresh, clean water. To ensure its excellent quality, we constantly monitor it for changes in quality and quantity. We also take care of any necessary repairs as they arise.
Lake Wambach is one of the six lakes of the Six Lakes Plateau. It is not directly connected to another lake, but by an underground stream. This makes it a great place for fishing and hiking. You can also find lots of wildlife here, including deer and wild boar.
The Hengsen reservoir is an oasis in the middle of the Ruhr area. It is one of the largest reservoirs in Germany and offers visitors the opportunity to explore nature, relax and get some fresh air. You can also go fishing or have a picnic with your family. The reservoir has been around since 1892!