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Things to do


The Ruhr Metropolis presents an impressive list of events the whole year through. A terrific place to visit, the region’s activities range from the impressive to the romantic, from massive festivals to neighbourhood activities.

Depending upon the season and the weather, visitors can enjoy open air events such as funfairs and music festivals, former industrial parks or the beauty of the Ruhr valley. Or stay indoors to experience a variety of performances.

Please check unforeseen cancellations, closures and any regulations.


The Events Calendar

Besides the overview of major events, a variety of expat relevant activities in the Ruhr are posted on the events calendar. Discover such diverse annual activities as Christopher Street Days, Leaf Festival or Christmastime activities such as tree cutting. Photo © TLCM / Jack Offord.

Theatre stage scene