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Dortmund: BVB Signal Iduna Park Self-Guided Tour

1. Dortmund: BVB Signal Iduna Park Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Signal Iduna Park, home to the famous German football team BVB. Your tour will start at Foyer West, where an instructor will explain to you how the tour works. They will send you on your way to the western tribune. This is a self-guided tour, meaning you will explore the stadium on your own, following the instruction signs. Throughout the route, you will learn more about the stadium, the club, and the players. The expected duration of the tour is 60 minutes. A tour highlight includes the "mix zone", the area where rival teams meet each other for the first time. The player's cabins, the player tunnel, and of course the actual field are also awaiting you to explore. While you are not allowed to step onto the field or touch the grass, you are allowed to sit on the coach's bench, breathing in the BVB spirit.

Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

Awaiting the visitors is a walk-in tropical house, natural history information on cocoa, exhibits from the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America, an important porcelain and silver collection from the Baroque period, as well as numerous old machines from the time of industrialisation. In a glass chocolate factory and in the chocolate atelier, visitors can experience how chocolate products are made industrially, but also individually by hand. And: there is a 3-meter-high chocolate fountain in which 200 kg of delicious chocolate constantly bubble up for tasting. Tasting is expressly encouraged!

Brühl: Phantasialand Entrance Ticket

3. Brühl: Phantasialand Entrance Ticket

Experience Phantasialand and its fantastic rides, worldwide unique attractions, and fun shows with the whole family. Visit Phantasialand for an unforgettable family day out or for an enchanting stay in one of three themed hotels. In six beautifully decorated themed areas, Fantasy, Berlin, Deep in Africa, China Town, Mexico, and Mystery, you'll enjoy more than 40 spectacular attractions and dazzling shows. There are plenty of attractions for the whole family.  There is a lot to discover for the little ones and the daredevils among you can experience the most exciting thrill rides in Phantasialand. In short: young and old experience an unforgettable day immersed in another world. NEW: Discover the new world Rookburgh: A world-renowned adventure – steam hangs in the streets, the thumping of machines sounds in the distance, and suddenly a revolutionary flying machine skims by – F.L.Y., the world's first and longest Flying Launch Coaster.  Explore the mysterious theme world of Klugheim and race through an imposing volcanic landscape with Taron, the fastest and longest multi-launch roller coaster in the world! This exciting roller coaster surprises even the bravest roller coaster fan with two mega-fast launches and lightning-fast cornering.  Or step into Raik, the fastest family boomerang roller coaster of its kind, and skim between Taron and the mighty rocks of Klugheim: first forward and then backward! A spectacle for young and old. Not far from Klugheim, you are suddenly in Mexico, where you go on an expedition in Chiapas, the steepest whitewater ride in the world. The favorite of many here is the runaway mine train roller coaster Colorado Adventure.  Then skim through Africa in the multi-award-winning inverted coaster Black Mamba before returning to the 20s in Berlin. Here you can stroll in the streets of old Berlin and fully enjoy charming terraces and the many eateries.  Afterward, you can go mouse hunting with the whole family in the 3D attraction Maus au Chocolat, unique in Europe, or you can see the world upside down in the crazy Hotel Tartuff. In the Fantasy theme area, the little ones can indulge themselves in the many children's attractions and enjoy themselves in the indoor children's village Wuze Town. BREATHTAKING SHOWS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILYLet yourself be enchanted by stunning acrobatics, beautiful song and dance, and a good mood. Experience moments to dream, laugh, and wonder with the whole family. AN EXTRAORDINARY CUISINEEnjoy the wide choice of high-quality dishes that the restaurants and eateries have to offer with sun-drenched tapas, huge cakes, and richly filled sandwiches. Discover delicious and healthy food inspired by the 6 different theme worlds. THEMED HOTELS RIGHT IN THE PARKWhy not make your visit to Phantasialand an unforgettable short holiday and stay in the middle of an adventure in one of the three themed hotels? The themed hotels offer every comfort in a special and unique atmosphere. Each hotel is located directly in the park and offers its guests an exclusive private entrance. Discover the African family hotel Matamba and let yourself be enchanted by this fascinating continent's brilliant colors and authentic craftsmanship. This hotel is perfect for young adventurers. Escape the daily grind at the ****Ling Bao theme hotel built according to Feng Shui guidelines. With an authentic Asian atmosphere, a heated indoor and outdoor pool, a beautiful Oriental garden, and the Mandala Spa, it is the ideal place to relax. At the hotel Charles Lindbergh, you will be immersed in a breathtaking adventure of an industrial world of aviation and explorers. You will sleep in your own aeronaut cabin and feel the winning heartbeat of Rookburgh down to the smallest detail. The experience and adventure of a lifetime. Here you can only book an exclusive experience package all in. Don't forget while staying in the hotel to taste one of the 15 types of craft beer or an exciting cocktail bowl for an experience that surpasses all examples.

Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

4. Legoland Discovery Center Oberhausen Ticket

Oberhausen's most exciting indoor leisure attraction invites you to play and have fun, build and discover. With your admission ticket, you will experience a colorful and action-packed journey through Lego world, where your imagination and creativity knows no bounds. In Miniland, small explorers can marvel at the Ruhrgebiet in miniature form. Visit the 4D cinema, a world with many exciting surprises and fascinating special effects. At the Lego factory, anyone can make their own genuine Duplo stone and take it home as a souvenir. Also in the family attraction: the Lego Friends area, the Royal Adventure rides and the Merlin's Magic Student merry-go-round. On the 240-square-meter interactive pirate island, small explorers can go on a treasure hunt as pirates, conquering and capsizing ships. In the new City and Construction play area, huge skyscrapers meet cozy single-family houses and bring your dream city to life.

Cologne: Guide Walking Tour for Children

5. Cologne: Guide Walking Tour for Children

Take a guided walking tour of Cologne created specifically for kids 8-12. Discover the oldest part of the city, its ancient sites, and hear stories about the Romans, the building of the Cathedral, and the role of the devil in its construction. Bring your kids and let them experience history. Arrive at the meeting point and being the walk through the oldest parts of Cologne. Look around at the ancient ruins and listen to the tale of the Heinzelmannchen, a mystical race of creatures connected to the region. Next, visit the little guy that hung his naked backside out of a window to rub the nose of Tunnes just to make a wish come true. Explore the Roman underground, and hear tales of their influence. Give kids a chance to feel engaged in the history of Cologne.

Duisburg: Landscape Park Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Game

6. Duisburg: Landscape Park Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Game

Dive into the highlights of Duisburg's Landscape Park as you interact with pieces of the park with this smartphone game. Play minigames and finish puzzles with friends or on your own. Enjoy exploring this space at your own pace with a game that can be paused and resumed.  Download the app on your smartphone and head to the starting point of the game. Simply press 'start' to begin your adventure. Discover new insights into the landscapes that were designed by the architects Latz + Partner as a way to heal and understand the city's industrial past.  Use the clues to solve the puzzles and find answers to the questions sent to your phone. Complete all the tasks to get a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with Sir Peter Morgan's other contenders on the leaderboard.

Cologne: Sagen- und Histörchentour in German

7. Cologne: Sagen- und Histörchentour in German

Discover Cologne's Old Town and immerse yourself in the city's eventful past. Listen to the tales and legends and find out, whether there is an element of truth in some of them. Learn why the Heinzelmännchen (little elves) disappeared from Cologne and hear the story behind the white woman, who people still see today. Find out why there are so-called Grinköpfe (grimace masks) on some house walls and hear about the devil's relation to Meister Gerhard and a corrupt mayor. Listen to the amusing and interesting stories from the Middle Ages and see Cologne's most famous sights.

Cologne City Discovery Game

8. Cologne City Discovery Game

Discover Cologne as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start on the side portal of the Roman north gate CCAA in front of the cathedral’s main entrance. Simply open your e-mail link and your adventure will begin! Set off to explore Cologne as you solve 16 clues, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a little helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues. Take in some of Cologne's most beautiful sights, visit some of its oldest spots and find out things you never knew about the city. If you're looking for a fun way to experience the city, then this is a truly unique opportunity.

Düsseldorf: Kaiserswerth Past & Present City Discovery Game

9. Düsseldorf: Kaiserswerth Past & Present City Discovery Game

Discover Düsseldorf’s Kaiserswerth neighborhood with this interactive self-guided experience. Explore at your own pace as you solve 12 riddles in a game played on your phone. Admire Baroque architecture, pass castle ruins, and see the impressive basilica of St. Suitbertus.  Your challenge starts at the central square in Klemens Viertel. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as you learn about the 1,000-year-old history of the city.  See popular sights from a different angle and find spots that even locals don’t know about. Enjoy quiet squares, as well as the busy streets filled with cafes, pubs, galleries and sights.   This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team-building events. Enjoy being together while exploring a city, get creative and use your imagination to unlock Düsseldorf’s secrets. What are you waiting for?

Cologne: 11-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

10. Cologne: 11-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

A modern city rally awaits you, during which you will tackle tricky puzzles whilst uncovering interesting information. From the very first task, you will be already immersed in a world full of hidden clues and mysterious hints. You'll actively communicate with each other, getting closer to each other as you enrich your peers with your knowledge. You decide when you start and finish your adventure, completely independent of travel guides and groups. To participate, you only require a smartphone with an active internet connection. After you redeem your voucher for this city quest on the homepage, your guides will immediately send you a start link via mail. From there you can start the scavenger hunt by accessing the link through your smartphone. You will follow the route that takes you from one showplace to the next, answering clever questions and solving tricky puzzles on the way. During this tour, you will visit sights such as the Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, the Roman-Germanic Museum, Town Hall Square, the Fragrance Museum, as well as other Cologne attractions. If you have trouble solving a task, you can use the system to get multiple clues and even display the correct answer. Of course, you are free to use the internet as a source of knowledge. At the end of each task you will receive exciting information and entertaining stories about the relevant sight.

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What people are saying about North Rhine-Westphalia

Very informative exhibit, in English and German. You get to taste a little bit of chocolate in the museum,but you get some milk chocolate as you exit. I highly recommend the chocolate fondue, super affordable and downright delicious!

A must-see, chocolate will no longer hold any secrets for you. Very interesting the different manufacturing processes. The little extra: we make the chocolate with the ingredients you have chosen.

A lot of knowledge imparted. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Was a fun afternoon.

Very nicely designed amusement park with attractions for the whole family.

For the football lovers. This is a stadium to die for