Home to Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, the North Rhine is the most densely populated German state. It is also home to the Ruhr, the country's leading industrial region, but it also boasts a wide variety of natural areas. You can discover the secrets of this region through a holiday in the North Rhine. On a weekend trip to the North Rhine, you can go for a stroll in the large urban centres of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Aachen and Bonn. The history, culture, architecture, politics and gastronomy of these towns have more than enough to tempt you, as do their many shops. The industrial heritage of the region will also charm visitors during their holiday in Germany. Coal, steel and gas are some of the natural materials found in the region. Certain industrial plants, now shut down, have been turned into tourist attractions. The Zollverein coal mine industrial complex, listed as a UNESCO heritage site, is one of these. It is a suitable visit for your holiday with children in the North Rhine.
There is a great chance that young people will show a keen interest in the site. There are many areas where nature reigns supreme. Family holidays in the North Rhine will bring you to the Sauerland region. This mountainous region with summits of up to 800m in altitude has a winter sport resort for skiing and snowboarding. In summer, the mountains are transformed into a hiking paradise. Thousands of kilometres of rivers and streams and around 200 lakes also provide an opportunity to have fun at a water park in the North Rhinein the open air.
For your holiday in Germany, Center Parcs suggest that you stay in their leisure park in the North Rhine. Situated near Medebach, the Park Hochsauerland offers nature-oriented activities in the relaxing green setting of the Sauerland. Comfortable cottages help you to get away from it all. Spending your holiday in Medebach means being able to recharge your batteries while seeing Germany in a new light.