Cheap flights to North Rhine-Westphalia

The North Rhine-Westphalia region is the most populous state and region in Germany, and is the fourth largest by area. A merger of the Northern parts of Rhineland and Westphalia, both are previously a part of Prussia before forming the said state. It shares borders with Belgium in the Southwest and Netherlands in the West and Northwest, creating a rather interesting European mix of cultures and traditions.

North Rhine-Westphalia is divided into several smaller regions, namely Bergisches Land, Cologne Lowland, Lower Rhine, Munsterland, North Eifel, Ruhr, Sauerland-Siegerland, and Teutoburg Forest. These regions are housed in a 13,159.96 square-mile area, with the city of Dusseldorf as its capital. It also has four out of the ten biggest cities in Germany, which are Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, and Essen.

What to see & do

Aside from the world-renowned beer fests in the area, the region of North Rhiine-Westphalia has many other destinations and points of interests that are worth visiting. Some of which touch the Roman Catholic tradition, others touch the artistic prowess of Germans through painting and even music, while still others just present the beauty of the city stripped and bare: the architecture, the hospitality, and the cuisine.

VISIT: Aachener Dom – the Aachener Dom, also known as the “Imperial Cathedral” is the oldest cathedral in Northern Europe of the Roman Catholic tradition. Ornate, Romanesque, and Gothic at the same time, the cathedral known locally as Kaiserdom has seen 30 coronations of kings in Europe and has since been a venue of history and art. Although somewhat a 'passing thought' now, tourists still flock the area to check on the architecture and its beautiful interior.

VIEW: Movie Park Germany – take a glimpse on the modern and real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen in Germany through the Movie Park. The amusement venue, filled with adrenaline-pumping rides and other amenities, has been a well-visited tourist and family destination to enjoy.

VISIT: Kolner Dom – the Kolner Dom, otherwise known as the Cologne Cathedral, is a 750-year old Gothic church located across the Rhine. It was the tallest Cathedral in the world from 1880-1884, often called as a “masterpiece of intrinsic value” and a “powerful testimony to the strength and persistence of Christian belief in medieval and modern Europe.” Such beauty has been started in 1248, and was still unfinished during the 1856. It was finally completed in 1880, during the time of Pope Leo XIII, 632 years after the construction had begun. The inauguration was attended by then Emperor Wilhelm I. The cathedral is home to various art pieces including the Altarpiece of the Three Kings by Stephan Lochner, and its famed stained glass windows.

VENTURE: Beethoven House – Visit the Beethoven House in Bonn Germany to learn about the life and the work of the celebrated composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven. Beethoven is a catalyst for musicians in the classical period, and while his stint was relatively short as compared to other composers, his legacy will always be remembered in this house. Not all elements in the house museum though is original albeit its structural similarities as parts of it are recreated, while others were only maintained.

How to get around within North Rhine-Westphalia

Going around the region of North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany itself is very easy due to the abundance of railways, shuttle services, buses, trams, metered taxis, and even car rental services. Driving privately owned vehicles are a breeze too, thanks to the well-established road network and pathways connecting the area to other parts of Germany, even to the neighboring countries of Belgium and Netherlands.

How to get there

There are many airports serving the North Rhine-Westphalia region. Some of them are the Dusseldorf International Airport, which is the third largest airport in Germany, the Koln Bonn Airport, and the Airport Weeze, which is the home of low-cost airlines. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner, an online resource of the cheapest flights from over 600 airlines of the world. Check out the best flights, and visit the North Rhine-Westphalia region for that wonderful trip.

Flights to North Rhine-Westphalia

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