North Rhine-Westphalia borders Lower Saxony to the north and north-east, Hesse to the south-east, Rhineland-Palatinate to the south and Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
Most travellers associate North Rhine-Westphalia with large cities and conurbations such as the Ruhr region, the state capital Düsseldorf and the megacity Cologne. However, there are also many beautiful rural and near-natural areas whose exploration promises a relaxing holiday.
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In North Rhine-Westphalia, on the beautiful river Lippe, lies the large city of Hamm. The city offers its visitors an interesting mixture of Ruhr district charm and Münsterländer charm.
Münster, city of peace, is located in North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is best known for the Peace Hall in the Historic City Hall, its beautiful gabled houses and the Lamberti Church.
The beautiful region of Münsterland is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, right on the border with the Netherlands. Discover beautiful regions on a holiday in Münsterland.