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To hop on a bike, take a ride and discover the region around Düsseldorf can be very enjoyable and most rewarding. Cycle paths can be found along the banks of the Ruhr and Rhine rivers. Many smaller rivers and the canals also offer wonderful trips.

The whole state of NRW offers a broad network of circular cycling routes. Red-white or green-white coloured displays placed at the waysides show routes and their lengths. Short and long distance trains as well as trams are a great help too, since they facilitate the transport of bikes.

The most liked and beautiful landscapes to explore by bike are the nearby Munsterland, the Lower Rhine and diverse routes from the Ruhr area to the Sauerland. Many of these pathways lead through nature parks and preserved landscapes. With an eye on streams, woods and cottages, it is possible to gain an impression of the region and the people living here.

Another example is the Erlebnisweg Rheinschiene, which leads along both banks of the Rhine for over 360 kilometres. Another is the Ruhrtal Radweg covering 230 kilometres across flat terrain through cities and countryside.

Finally, a competition across Germany elects the friendliest city for cyclists every year. A visit to Munster reveals why this city has been chosen more than once. The finest facilities for cyclists are to be found everywhere and rumour has it, that there are more bicycles than inhabitants.

By Vincent Green, Jul 6 2020

Ministerium für Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen

Stadttor 1
40219 Düsseldorf

+49 211 384 342 72

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Staying in touch and meeting with other international residents in a similar situation can be important. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include relevant events, international clubs, popular spots and expat groups on social media.

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A great way to get to know Düsseldorf is to take an inspiring and rewarding walk, allow impressions to cause a pause, interact and allow details to remain more memorable. Admiring quaint side streets, strolling the promenade, the riverside or numerous woodlands bring joy to the soul.

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