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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Top NRW Attractions

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North-Rhine Westphalia or commonly known as NRW is one of the biggest state in Germany. Last year I had the opportunity to explore a little bit of this region.  From historical and culturally rich city to beautiful panorama and landscapes, this region has a lot to offer than we may think. Many of these attractions are free and easy to access with public transports. Here are some of my top favourite spots and might as well considered as things to do when you visit NRW.

Tiger & Turtle, Duisburg

If you love sculpture and industrial arts you may want to visit Tiger & Turtle. Located in the south of  Duisburg near Magic Mountain, this  looped stairways  has become major attraction in the region. 
Also known as walkable roller coaster, this metal sculpture standing 85 meters above sea level and offers visitors with beautiful panorama of the region. The creator claims that the roller coaster structure indicates the speed and acceleration of a tiger while the name turtle stands for visitors slowly climb step by step on it.

Landschaftpark, Duisburg

Learn about the past industrial culture in Landschaftpark which was once a steel and coal production plant . Conquer your fear of height by climbing some of these towers and enjoy the stunning views at the top.

Kölner Innenstadt

Being the biggest city in the region, Cologne sure has a lot of activities awaits you. Soak in this multicultural and historical city.


 Stretched along Düsseldorf's city centre is Königsallee, a shopping boulevard with luxury fashion stores on each sides. Running through it's centre is a 1km canal.

Düsseldorf am Rhein

Take a walk and enjoy beautiful sunset along the river near Düsseldorf old city. 

Cherry blossom street, Bonn

Take a stroll along this pink street in Bonn during Spring. 

Siebengebirge, Bonn

Hike and enjoy this stunning view over Siebengebirge area near Bonn. 

Zollverein, Essen

Pay a visit and learn about coal mine industry  at Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. 

Kleve Historical Garden

Take an evening walk in  this relaxing and tranquil green garden in Kleve.

Schwebebahn, Wuppertal

Experience the suspension railway in Wuppertal. The suspension railway runs at a height of about 12 meters above the river Wupper from Oberbarmen to Vohwinkel.


Stay close with nature. Go for a hike in Sauerland region. 

There are few different routes to choose from which stretches along Sauerland (154km). 

Altstadt Münster

The city of bicycles.

 I think I saw more bicycles than the people itself .


Xanten is known for it's Archeological Park. 

Externsteine, Horn-Bad Meinberg

Nature meet culture. Externsteine is a unique sandstone formation surrounded by wooded hills of Teutoburg Forest. It was once known as a sacred site.

Tetraeder, Bottrop

Tetraeder is another walkable steel structure in the form of Tetrahedron which located in Bottrop. 

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