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The Ruhr Metropolis offers its visitors a surprisingly limited choice of high end, five star hotel accommodation in relation to its population of over five million residents.

The bewilderment continues when considering the large number of cities in the economic powerhouse of the Ruhr region such as Essen, Dortmund, Bochum, Oberhausen, Duisburg, Hagen and Mülheim.

Schlosshotel Hugenpoet in Essen and the Villa am Ruhrufer in Mülheim are two unique hotels of note which are are centrally located.

A further six five star establishments are available to discerning travellers a reasonable distance away in the state capital of Düsseldorf. They are the Capella Breidenbacher Hof, De Medici, Hilton, Hyatt Regency, InterContinental and Steigenberger Park hotels.


Five star Villa am Ruhrufer is located alongside Mülheim’s river and meadows in the Ruhr Metropolis. Some rooms and suites in this boutique hotel offer enticing views. The restaurant on their nearby restaurant offers sophisticated cuisine in a beautiful ambience with a view of the greenery. Partake of a round of golf too.

Dohne 105
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
+49 208 941 397 0


Located in an old stately home in the Ruhr, the Schlosshotel Hugenpoet oozes pure ambiance. The five star hotel presents spacious rooms, suites, stylish furnishings and unique character.

Fine dining of unpretentious gourmet food is offered in their restaurant. The property is some 350 years old and nestled in its own park in the district of Essen Kettwig.

August-Thyssen-Strasse 51
45219 Essen
+49 2054 120 40

Beaches in Ruhr

It may come as a surprise to newly arrived expats that beaches can be found in the Ruhr Metropolis. Fine sand and shingle are ideal for walking, playing, relaxing and picnicking. People flock to enjoy various spaces beside the rivers and lakes, especially on warm and sunny summer days. Photo © Ralph Lueger.

Beach scene with sunbathers