Discover the Ruhr District with the WelcomeCard Ruhr

Welcome to the Ruhr Metropolitan Area! With the WelcomeCard Ruhr you have free use of public transport in the area of validity of your choice and can visit a variety of attractions free of charge or at half price. With the WelcomeCard West, you can start your day by taking in the great views from the roof of the Oberhausen Gasometer, before taking a trip along the river Ruhr on the White Fleet Mülheimand seeing the day out with entertainment at the Varieté Theatre Essen. Still haven't found what you're looking for? Take a look at the WelcomeCard areas for the East and South!

 

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Overview of all destinations

The Siegfried Museum Xanten

On the remains of historical buildings, some of which have been built over, the Siegfried Museum in Xanten is home to interesting exhibits from the Nibelung Reception.

Your advantage: One-time free admission
Standard price: € 4
Additional information: Special events not included

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RVR Bislich Island Nature Forum, Xanten

Bislich Island is one of the biggest natural floodplain landscapes on the Lower Rhine. There are therefore lots of things to discover at the permanent exhibition.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the "Stories of the Floodplains” (Auengeschichten) permanent exhibition
Standard price: € 3

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Das Bild zeigt das Kloster Kamp in Kamp-Lintfort

Kamp Abbey Museum, Kamp-Lintfort

The Kamp Abbey in Kamp-Lintfort was the first Cistercian abbey in Germany. In the museum, you can immerse yourself in the everyday life of the monks and admire original exhibits from the long history of the abbey.

Your advantage: One-time free admission
Standard price: € 2.75

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The Grafschafter Castle Museum, Moers

In addition to the history of the castle and the cultural history of the region, the museum is also home to a historical doll’s house collection and special exhibitions.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the permanent and special exhibition
Standard price: € 3

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LVR Museum of Industry, St. Anthony Hütte, Oberhausen

The LVR Museum tells the story of the beginnings of the iron industry in 1758, which contributed significantly to the development of the Ruhr District. Even if you mightn’t suspect heavy industry ever existed in the idyllically situated half-timbered house by the Elpenbach pond in Oberhausen, it was here that pig iron flowed from a blast furnace for the first time.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the permanent exhibition
Standard price: € 5

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Gasometer Oberhausen

The gasometer, which is 117 metres high, is a landmark in the Ruhr District. While gas was once stored here, it is now a location for fascinating exhibitions.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the current exhibition
Standard price: € 10
Additional information: Does not apply to special evening events.

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LUDWIGGALERIE in Oberhausen Castle

The spacious rooms in the classicist castle edifice, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century, offer a varied programme with travelling exhibits from all over the world.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the current exhibition in the Big Castle (Großes Schloss)
Standard price: € 8

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LVR Museum of Industry, Peter-Behrens-Bau, Oberhausen

The Peter-Behrens-Bau is home to countless museum exhibits. In this way, the former main goods warehouse of Gutehoffnungshütte Group is being put to sensible use.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the permanent exhibition
Standard price: € 6

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Movie Park Germany, Bottrop

The Movie Park Germany is the biggest film and leisure park in Germany and offers you a wide variety of surprises. All in all, more than forty attractions are available to you in five themed areas.

Your advantage: 50% discount on the standard daily admission price for adults
Standard price: from 39.50 Euros (subject to change)

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Aquarius Water Museum, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Mülheim an der Ruhr is home to one of the most attractive water towers in the Ruhr District. Over 100 years old, listed as a historical monument and situated in an idyllic castle park, the tower houses the Aquarius Water Museum, in which everything revolves around the topic of water on 14 levels.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the permanent exhibition
Standard price: € 4

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Grusellabyrinth NRW, Bottrop

Be part of a breathtaking live horror adventure with spectacular innovations. The new main attraction, the "Phantom Manticore", offers 100 minutes of scary fun and goose bumps at their finest. The setting for the new adventure is a Grand Parisian Hotel dating from 1928 in which a terrible phantom is on the loose. Accompanied by a reporter, you become investigators in the gruesome thriller surrounding the phantom Manticore.

Your advantage: 50% discount on the “individual visa for the main attraction” or the “main visa”
Standard price: € 28 for the "main visa"
Additional information: The discount does not apply to special events (such as Halloween weeks). Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Mülheim an der Ruhr Art Museum

The listed building of the former main post office is home to numerous works of art: from Expressionism, to Pop Art through to contemporary works, everything is included.

Your advantage: Free admission to Mülheim Art Museum.
Standard price: free of charge

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Camera Obscura, Mülheim an der Ruhr

The Mülheim Museum of the Prehistory of Film and Photography not only impresses with its exceptional architecture, it also invites you to try out and marvel between kaleidoscopes and projectors.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the museum and participation in a Camera Obscura demonstration
Standard price: € 4.50

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White Fleet, Mülheim an der Ruhr

The White Fleet takes you on a river cruise along the idyllic Ruhr Valley on the route between Mülheim Water Station and Kettwig Unterwasser.

Your advantage: One-time free scheduled trip from Mülheim Water Station to Kettwig Unterwasser or Kettwig Unterwasser to Mülheim Water Station.
Standard price: € 6.50

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Haus Ruhrnatur, Mülheim an der Ruhr

The Haus Ruhrnatur (House of the Ruhr Natural World) showcases the ecosystem of the Ruhr District, with fish from the Ruhr, small animals under the microscope, sounds and smells. In 2010, the exhibition was extended and now covers the topics of climate and renewable energy.

Your advantage: One-time free admission.
Standard price: € 3

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Guided tours of Mülheim an der Ruhr

The guide tour of Mülheim guides you to the best-known tourist sights in what was formerly the most important town in the Ruhr District.

Your advantage: One-time free participation in the “Discover Mülheim” guided tour. Every Saturday from April to September; starts at 11 am outside Mülheim tourist information. Duration: 1.5 hours
Standard price: € 8
Booking: Advance telephone bookings on 0208/960960 are compulsory.

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Denkmalpfad ZOLLVEREIN, Essen

On the ZOLLVEREIN Heritage Trail, you can follow the journey of coal in the excellently preserved colliery and coking plant. Gigantic machines, conveyor belts, bunkers and funnels take you closer to the fascinating industrial history of the Ruhr District.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the “Durch Koksofen und Meistergang” guided tour (tour of the coke ovens and the hot alley)
Standard price: € 9.50
Additional information: Limited number of participants
Booking: Advance bookings compulsory: 0201/246810, denkmalpfad(at)zollverein.de

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Ruhr Museum, Essen

The Ruhr Museum isn't a conventional Museum of Industry, but the regional museum of the Ruhr District, and the collective memory and showcase for the region.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the permanent exhibition
Standard price: € 8

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Das Bild zeigt Ausstellungsstücke im Red Dot Design Museum

Red Dot Design Museum, Essen

The Red Dot Design Museum is home to some 2,000 everyday items. In the heart of the historical ambience of the former boiler house of the Zollverein colliery, visitors will find design icons and classics, surprising functionalities and innovative everyday objects which have won the renowned Red Dot Design Award.

Your advantage: One-time free admission
Standard price: € 6

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GOP Varieté Theatre Essen

The GOP Varieté Theatre Essen remains a major draw for visitors to this day. Breathtaking acrobatic shows, jugglers, magicians and artists make your heart beat faster and your evening unforgettable.

Your advantage: 50% discount on the standard admission ticket for one show (not including menu)
Standard price: from € 34
Additional info: Not including Saturday afternoons or special events; cannot be combined with other GOP benefits / cannot be redeemed online / cannot be used on tickets that have already been booked.
Booking: Reservation required on 0201/2479393 or directly at the ticket office of the GOP Varieté Theatre Essen.

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Essen Cathedral Treasury

The Essen Cathedral Treasury is one of the most important legacies of the former Canonesses of Essen. It is home to several important works of art of world renown.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the Cathedral Treasury
Standard price: € 4

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Landscape Park Duisburg Nord - Behind Closed Doors

The exciting and exclusive 3-hour tour explores the control room of the iron and steelworks, reports about all the work that goes into things such as major events, and provides insights into the functioning of former factory halls which are now disused.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the behind closed doors guided tour
Standard price: € 26.50
Booking: Telephone bookings on tel. no.: 0203/ 4291919 are compulsory.

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Landscape Park Duisburg Nord - Tour of the works

The guided tour covers the history of metallurgy and blast furnace technology before the backdrop of the bustling cultural centre. The journey taken by iron through the furnace, from the blast furnace top to the torpedo ladles is retraced. In good weather, at a height of 70 metres, blast furnace 5 offers fantastic views over the local site.

Your advantage: One-time free admission to the guided tour of the works
Standard price: € 10
Booking: Telephone bookings on tel.: 0203/ 4291919 are compulsory.

 

 

 

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