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The Ruhr region for free – see the sights with free entry

There is plenty to experience in the Ruhr region – the choice of events and leisure attractions seems endless. And not everything charges for entry. We show you a variety of options to explore the Ruhr cities for little or even no money.

Leisure for free – Experiences in the Ruhr region

In good weather, numerous green spaces and re-wilded mine dumps in the region invite you on long walks and cosy picnics. Discover the interesting themed, heritage and hiking trails – entry is free. Along the Ruhr, enjoy nature on a group cycling tour. The closed mines will provide you with industrial monuments and the typical charm of the Ruhr region as an exciting photo motif. You also have free entry here and can discover a lot that’s worth seeing.

Art, music and sport

In summer, a number of open-air festivals take place in the Ruhr region around which you can plan your free time, for free: From large free concerts to the convivial city festival, there’s something suitable for young and old alike – and for free. In the Ruhr region, football fans will get a free glimpse of their favourite players in a number of training sessions open to the public. For the art lovers, many museums in the region offer free entry generally or on certain days.