Add dates
North Rhine-Westphalia

Things to do for adults

Our most recommended North Rhine-Westphalia Things to do for adults

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.

Düsseldorf: Boat Cruise on the Rhine

2. Düsseldorf: Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Düsseldorf has a lot to offer – not just the carnival. Get to know the sights in Düsseldorf aboard a superb river cruise. Discover Germany's city of fashion at its best as you relax on board. Admire the ruins of the city and be impressed by the panorama of the picturesque Old Town. Located at the cultural and commercial heart of the Rhineland, you will see plenty of life on the river banks as you cruise by. Sail from a central location in the city center, and see the lovely banks of the Rhine River in comfort. During the trip on the Rhine, you will get to admire some of the city's major landmarks and sights from the water. On board the boat, you can grab some snacks and drinks from the bar at reasonable prices.

Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

3. Cologne: Panoramic City Cruise

Journey through the charming city of Cologne and discover its sightseeing highlights from the water. Grab some snacks and drinks from the onboard bar and relax as you look out at Cologne’s historic landmarks and bridges. Get to know Cologne's Old Town, characterized by its beautiful churches and historic buildings. You'll also spot impressive modern buildings here and there, such as the Lindt chocolate museum. Admire the beautiful Cologne Cathedral and snap some photos from afar to capture the structure in all its glory.

Düsseldorf: 24h-Ticket HopOn HopOff

4. Düsseldorf: 24h-Ticket HopOn HopOff

Hop on the sightseeing bus and enjoy the highlights of Düsseldorf! The open-top double-decker bus will make exploring the city easy and comfortable. The tour route takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, but your ticket is valid for a full day. Travel around and through the city center of this vibrant metropolis on the Rhine River. With the tour’s hop-on hop-off feature, get off at any of the stops along the route and explore your favorite spots at your own pace. Learn more about each attraction and the history of the city through earphones (commentary available in 10 languages).

Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

5. Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

Explore the spectacular Siebengebirge on a fascinating boat tour. Climb aboard in Cologne and cruise past Bonn and the legendary Drachenfels to Königswinter. Admire the stunning views of the countryside and the towns along the way. The Drachenfels is the most famous mountain in the region surrounding Cologne and Bonn. At the top of the summit is a ruined castle which, together with the Drachenfels plateau, is one of the most popular recreation areas in the Rhineland. Stroll along the waterfront or head up the mountain with the Drachenfels Railway to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley and the Rolandsbogen. You can choose between a one-way cruise from Cologne to Königswinter or a roundtrip cruise from Cologne to Königswinter and back. If you opt for the roundtrip cruise, you’ll have sufficient time to explore Königswinter on your own.

Cologne: 2-Hour Evening Cruise on the Rhine River

6. Cologne: 2-Hour Evening Cruise on the Rhine River

Hoist anchor in the evening to glide past the exquisite backdrop of Cologne, the cathedral city. Get the best seats in town for touring the romanesque churches of St. Kunibert, Groß St. Martin, St. Maria Lyskirchen, and the massive Cologne Cathedral as the sun sets and the city lights up. Witness the charming atmosphere when twilight envelops the city and the sights of the Rhine metropolis shimmer like jewels in the light. See how the cathedral crowns the city skyline with unearthly beauty, glowing in green light. In good weather, take a seat in a beach chair or deckchair on the spacious open deck and enjoy the panoramic view of Cologne. Head below deck for comfortable seats away from the wind and see the city from the large windows. Enjoy live lounge music throughout your 2-hour journey for an extra dose of bliss. Check out the bar and barbecue for a selection of cocktails, beers, or tasty snacks.

Cologne: Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting in German

7. Cologne: Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting in German

Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne. Learn, why people sometimes go to Cologne's breweries to confess and why it's better not to order water there. Taste 4 different freshly tapped varieties of Kölsch beer and learn why it is the favorite drink of Cologne's inhabitants. Try a traditional Halver Hahn at one of the breweries - half a rye roll with butter, cheese, mustard and onions. See the cozy living rooms and the way of live in Cologne and experience comfort Cologne-style. Additionally, you can learn more about the history of the 2000 year old cathedral city in a humorous way.

Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

8. Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

Meet directly at the Rhine Tower, the highest building in the city. With a view of the state parliament and the spectacular Rheinkniebrücke bridge, you'll shortly learn how to drive and have fun on a secure e-scooter Scuddy. Begin by cruising along the Rhine to the Media Harbor, passing several funky Gehry buildings. Leave the yachts behind in the marina and continue on down the Rhine promenade towards the old town. Arrive at the spacious Burgplatz and check out the Schlossturm castle tower. Stay close to the Rhine to reach the Oberkasseler Bridge and the time-honored St. Lambertus Church with its leaning basilica tower. Then cruise past the imposing dome of the Tonhalle before reaching the legendary Fortuna Büdchen, a large drinking hall associated with the Düsseldorf football club. Continue on past important museums as well as the Dreischeibenhaus, an impressive piece of contemporary architecture from the 1960s. Experience the hustle and bustle of Königsallee, which features the best shopping in town. Choose the 2-hour tour for an even more thorough exploration of the city, including the left side of the Rhine. Discover the elegant Oberkassel, a district featuring buildings from the "Gründerzeit" and the Art Nouveau period. See additional sights like the K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, an art collection housed behind a distinctive black granite façade. Roll by the Kom(m)ödchen, the cabaret stage, and head towards Carlplatz, where a bustling market can be found Mondays through Saturdays. At the end of your tour, you'll return at a relaxed pace back to the starting point.

Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

9. Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

See the most beautiful landmarks of Cologne on a 3-wheeled scooter. Start your tour at the Alter Messeturm at the edge of the Rheinhallen in Deutz with a view over the Rhine to the famous Cathedral of the city. Cruise to the Hohenzollern Bridge - one of the city's landmarks and the busiest railway bridge in Germany. Cross the bridge on the way to the main station, catching beautiful views of the old town and the Rhine promenade. Pass the Heinrich-Böll-Platz with the striking Ludwig Museum and the Philharmonie, then drive around the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Venture through the small alleys of the historic Gürzenich with its hay market and then continue to the hub of the Old Town, the Old Market Square with the oldest town hall in Germany. After a short break, visit "Tünnes and Schäles", two puppet sculptures embedded in the culture and humor of the city. Rub their noses for an extra portion of luck! Cruise past the Romanesque St. Martin church, the path leads you directly along the Rhine down to the Rheinauhafen harbour. Head towards the Chocolate Museum, exploring three high-tech constructions on the peninsula known as the Crane Houses. Visit the most famous snack bar in Cologne, the "Wurstbraterei". Take a break here and savor a snack if you wish. Cross the Rhine again over the "Severinsbrücke". Under the thick steel ropes you will get fantastic panoramic views of the entire old town and of course, Cologne Cathedral. Return to the starting point to complete the comprehensive journey.

Dortmund: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Around Signal Iduna Park

10. Dortmund: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Around Signal Iduna Park

Think like a detective as you follow clues in the area surrounding Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park and the Rote Erde stadium with this smartphone game. Learn about the city's history and uncover fascinating facts as you solve each puzzle.  Download the tour and make your way to the starting point for the game and simply press 'Start' and listen to the introduction before getting your first task. Play by yourself or with a group a friends. Have the freedom to pause and resume the game whenever you wish.  Get lost in sport history as you admire, Signal Iduna Park, home to Borussia Dortmund, and see the old stadium of Rote Erde. Once you have completed all the tasks, get a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with Sir Peter Morgan's other contenders on the leaderboard.

Frequently asked questions about North Rhine-Westphalia Things to do for adults

What are other things to do than Things to do for adults that are worth visiting in North Rhine-Westphalia?

The other unmissable things to do in North Rhine-Westphalia are:

Which North Rhine-Westphalia Things to do for adults are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in North Rhine-Westphalia

Want to discover all there is to do in North Rhine-Westphalia? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about North Rhine-Westphalia

It was a very nice tour. The staff was friendly and the food and drink prices were lower than many other restaurants. The only drop of bitterness was the half-hour delay when we wanted to return from Königswinter. But otherwise we had a great time

The whole ride was just perfect from start to finish. I would like to thank you for this great experience and can only recommend it to everyone.

I was in Cologne with my family. It was a nice trip. The service on the ship was friendly. The hour on the Rhine was very relaxing.

We had fun and especially children are enthusiastic! Booked online in 2 minutes and paid with PayPal.

Good experience, we rode for 50 minutes. Enjoyable