Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Ruhr, DE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including gardens and backyards and kitchens. Prices start at $33 per night, and studios and condos are popular options for a stay in Ruhr. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Travel to historic Ruhr

Enjoy the area's cathedral, museums and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Ruhr. This romantic city allures visitors with its shopping and cafés. Museum Kunstpalast, Rheydt Castle and Abteiberg Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Ruhr

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Ruhr a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Cranger Kirmes (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Golf Club Schloss Horst (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Alpincenter Bottrop (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Movie Park Germany (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ruhr

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

  • Tetrahedon Bottrop (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Henrichenburg Boat Lift (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Stadtgarten (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Bochum Botanical Garden (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Grugapark Botanical Garden (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Baldeneysee (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Ruhr

The nearest airport is in Dortmund (DTM), located 21.2 mi (34.1 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 mi (40.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Gelsenkirchen Zoo Station, Recklinghausen Süd Station and Herne Wanne-Eickel S-Bahn are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Ruhr by catching a ride on the metro at Gelsenkirchen Buer Nord S-Bahn, Schloss Struenkede U-Bahn or Gelsenkirchen Hassel S-Bahn.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ruhr, DE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,338 vacation rentals around Ruhr. From 1,827 studio vacation rentals to 1,833 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ruhr?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ruhr. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cologne: 645 vacation rentals
  • Netherlands: 12,510 vacation rentals
  • Winterberg: 1,220 vacation rentals
  • Beekbergen-Zuid: 215 vacation rentals
  • Düsseldorf-Stadtmitte: 46 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ruhr! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ruhr?

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

  • Cologne: 645 rentals
  • Winterberg: 1,220 rentals
  • Ommel: 319 rentals
  • Hulshorst: 436 rentals
  • Malmedy: 489 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Ruhr?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Ruhr are:

  • Arnhem (QAR-Arnhem Bus Station): 1,079 vacation rentals
  • Moers (ZON): 497 vacation rentals
  • Maastricht Airport (MST): 600 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Ruhr?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Ruhr. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seaside Beach Baldeney: 666 rentals
  • Maastricht (ZYT-Maastricht Train Station): 577 rentals
  • Duesseldorf City Hall: 655 rentals
  • Cologne Cathedral: 663 rentals
  • Muenster Westf Central Station: 120 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ruhr listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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