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, DE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 185 vacation rentals around Herne. From 14 house rentals to 156 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a town property in Herne?

Charming, hospitable and timeless — village living is full of allure. If this sounds like your type of vacation, we'll make it happen. Vrbo offers 47 village rental properties here. Open to more ideas? Vrbo has tons of other rental options to discover, including:

  • 18 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 13 rural vacation rentals.
  • 6 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Herne?

Forget about sterile hotel rooms. Take in this destination from the comfort and convenience of your very own apartment. You'll be able to select from 169 different options with the help of Vrbo. If you make your reservation quickly, you could spend as little as $34 per night. If that doesn't agree with your family's style, we've got a number of different rental options to select from, such as:

  • Hotel: 87 vacation homes. Prices start from $42 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 20 vacation homes. Prices start from $67 per night.
  • House: 14 vacation homes. Prices start from $45 per night.

Can I stay in Herne in a large group?

There's nothing like meeting up with old work colleagues or spending a few weeks with your family in a sensational new place. What's best, Vrbo has places to suit. Presently, apartment vacation homes are preferred for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 13 listed on our database. The rental properties that can provide for large groups in the area include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 37 vacation homes just right for that size. Spend a night for as little as $38.
  • Looking for somewhere for 5 guests? We have 23 that will be ideal. The starting price is $34 per night.
  • Looking for rental properties catering to 7 guests? You'll be happy to find out we have 12 that will fit the bill. You can book one from just $55 a night.

You and your posse will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Herne getaway through us!

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