Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Herne

Come and experience Herne and its theater scene, history and museums. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Herne

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Herne a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cranger Kirmes (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Golf Club Schloss Horst (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Kletterhalle Bergwerk (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Alpincenter Bottrop (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Herne

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Herne is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bochum Botanical Garden (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Henrichenburg Boat Lift (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Stadtgarten (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Tetrahedon Bottrop (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Rombergpark Botanical Garden (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Westfalenpark Dortmund (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Herne

Fly into Dortmund (DTM), the closest airport, located 17.6 mi (28.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), which is 25.8 mi (41.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Herne Station, Herne Wanne-Eickel S-Bahn and Herne-Börnig Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Herne by jumping on the metro at Herne Mitte U-Bahn, Hoelkeskampring U-Bahn or Archaeologie-Museum Kreuzkirche U-Bahn.

How many vacation rentals are available around Herne?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 187 house rentals around Herne. From 13 Houses to 150 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Herne is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Herne?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Herne:

  • Stadtbezirke II: 28 vacation rentals
  • Stadtbezirke IX: 26 vacation rentals
  • Stadtbezirke III: 41 vacation rentals
  • Stadtbezirke I: 43 vacation rentals
  • Innenstadt-West: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Herne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Herne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Herne Station: 339 home rentals
  • Herne-Börnig Station: 316 home rentals
  • Cranger Kirmes: 353 home rentals
  • Struenkede Castle: 338 home rentals
  • Herne Wanne-Eickel S-Bahn: 371 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Herne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Herne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 13 Houses in Herne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Herne include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 150 lodging choices
  • Studios: 154 lodging choices
  • Bed & breakfasts: 13 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Herne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 163 vacation homes with internet/wifi available in Herne.