If you think that the metropolitan Ruhr region only consists of industrial culture and mines, then you absolutely must visit the castles in the Ruhr Valley. With over 100 forts, castles and manor houses, the Ruhr area is one of the most densely populated castle landscapes in Europe. They tell the story of the Ruhr Metropolis before industrialisation. In addition to mysterious ruins, there are also lots of well preserved and restored buildings in the Ruhr Valley that are popular tourist destinations for the whole family.
Searching for traces of history in the Ruhr Valley castles
The various Ruhr Valley forts and castles allow you to discover the diverse history of the Ruhr area. Many forts and castle in the Ruhr Valley have their own museums in which you can learn lots about their respective history. Diverse culinary and leisure activities in the often faithfully restored buildings round off what these historical structures have to offer perfectly.