Things to do in Westphalia

Our most recommended things to do in Westphalia

Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

1. Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

For fans of Horst Schimanski, alias Schimmi, experience an incredible two hours visiting the most important filming locations in the harbor area of Duisburg-Ruhrort. More than 12,000 fans from all over Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already followed the traces of Schimmi and admired his adventures from the famous "Tatort" TV series. Your guides are specialists in anecdotes of Schimmi and know, for example, why the TV character of Schimanski was so widely discussed in Germany and why he is still so admired today. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of one of Schimanski’s favorite meals, currywurst (German curried sausage).

Oberhausen: Legoland Discovery Center Ticket

2. Oberhausen: Legoland Discovery Center 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.

Oberhausen: SEA LIFE Oberhausen Entry Ticket

3. Oberhausen: SEA LIFE Oberhausen Entry Ticket

Experience the world of sea creatures and plunge into an adventure at Sea Life Center Oberhausen. Discover Germany's largest shark breeding tank and see the youngest offspring of blacktip reef sharks, catsharks, rays, and other sea creatures in the shallow 148 square meter water basin. Through an underwater dome, you will be able to experience having these magnificent creatures swim next to and above you. Don't miss a ride in the glass bottom boat across the tropical ocean and come closer to fascinating sea creatures.

Duisburg: Schimmi Guided Tour in the City

4. Duisburg: Schimmi Guided Tour in the City

Follow in the footsteps of Germany’s favorite regional detective drama characters on this guided tour of Duisburg. See all of Tatort character Horst Schimanski’s usual hangouts. Visit the city’s famous spots and discover places where the show was filmed.  Check out where Schimanski, affectionately known as Schimmi, goes to the bakery and where he lives. Ponder how a toy store is essential in one of the episode’s storylines. Discover the filming locations of a new TV series, WaPo Duisburg.  Last but not least, go to the museum where Schimanski’s famous jacket is kept. Learn the ins and outs of Duisburg through the creative lens of a beloved, long-standing TV series.

Münster: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and adventure-walk

5. Münster: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and adventure-walk

Become a detective with an outdoor mystery game and discover the beauty of Münster. Visit places like the city center, and many more. Download the app and follow the instructions to set up your Münster murder mystery game. Learn about a fictional case and solve riddles and black stories to find the culprit. You will start the game at a popular sight in the city. As you walk, hear a fictional story about a missing person. The victim is a former investigator and bestseller author who has disappeared along with his script. Follow the app to various locations to solve this mysterious case. At different locations, you will get access to some audio files or reports related to the criminal case and the missing author. You will meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. Maybe you will find out what happened and also get ahold of his script. Uncover hidden gems of Münster during the game. Play with your friends and solve riddles anytime with your team.

From Amsterdam: Christmas Markets of Münster Day Trip by Bus

6. From Amsterdam: Christmas Markets of Münster Day Trip by Bus

Expereince the Christmas market's in Münster at your own pace with this day trip from Amsterdam. Stay connected on the journey with free WIFI on the bus and sink into comfortable seats with plenty of legroom.  Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point in Amsterdam and board the spacious bus. Sit back and relax as you take in the winter countryside on the trip to Münster. Arrive in Münster in the late morning and begin to explore the city on your own.  Have the option to visit 5 Christmas markets in one of the most beautiful German cities. The Advent season in Münster is a special experience every year. Prinzipalmarkt shines in a golden glow, as the merchant houses, churches and museums are subtly lit. Venture on a self-guided trip to the historic old town which is festively decorated. Aegidiimarkt has a Christmas manger and a fairytale world. The oldest Christmas market is in the town hall courtyard and it is decked with a romantic sky of lights.  Spend your time at the market around the Lambertikerk and enjoy small blue stalls with a pointed roofs and a large Christmas tree. The youngest Christmas market in front of the 'Berwasserkirche' with a lot of handicrafts and special treats. Take a walk to the small Christmas village around the monument of the 'Kiepenkerl' in Münster with a range of decorative arts and specialties from Westphalia. At the end of your free time, hop back on the bus for the cozy ride back to Amsterdam. 

Münster: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game and walk for Couples

7. Münster: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game and walk for Couples

Explore Münster through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Münster: Old Town Detective Smartphone Game

8. Münster: Old Town Detective Smartphone Game

Experience the old town of Münster on a self-guided tour full of puzzles and intrigue. Alongside Sir Peter Morgan, follow clues on a path to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Prinzipalmarkt, St. Lamberti Church, and the old town hall. Prove yourself as a detective and solve the mystery of North Rhine-Westphalia.The hunt begins on the doorstep of Westphalia State Museum where Sir Peter Morgan offers you the chance to join his detective’s academy. Find clues at the medieval cathedral of St. Paul, which dates back to the 13th century and has Gothic and Romanesque architecture.Walk among the gabled houses surrounding Prinzipalmarkt to find the next piece of the puzzle and imagine life for the locals centuries ago. Investigate the town hall and domineering church of St. Lamberti, which are also the perfect backdrop for some photos with a medieval feel.Once you’ve followed the game’s download instructions, begin at any time and take breaks as you need them. No need to rush, there’s no time limit to complete the game.

Oberhausen: Youseum Pop-up Social Media Experience

9. Oberhausen: Youseum Pop-up Social Media Experience

Visit the Youseum pop-up in CentrO and be the star of your own show, as you walk through and interact with the many different rooms and experiences. Play, pose, and have fun with your friends and family. Be prepared to test your creativity and imagination in this new arts and media pop-up location. Explore the stories in the colorful rooms, from a pink ball pit to the tiniest disco in the world. Taste delicious ice cream and make it rain with money in the bank room. Let your mind be the artist and your camera be the brush. Smile, pose, and make the best use of this unforgettable and unique experience to capture beautiful moments with endless photo opportunities.

Münster Old Town: Outdoor Escape Game

10. Münster Old Town: Outdoor Escape Game

Let the games begin. Set out as heroes with a team and follow a gripping story to save the city. Crack codes in the 120-minute time limit and deliver logical solutions to clues and puzzles, the only way to get closer to the finale piece by piece. The tasks are beamed to an iPad, as a live chat with a personal game master. Bring a gamer's heart and the desire to have an adventure in a real 3D setting. Get wrapped up in the adventure and forget if it is happening in the city or a strange world. Get ready for an exciting challenge, cool gadgets, and a strong team. Explore the neighborhood, the perfect territory for enthusiastic thinkers. Be inspired by the cityscape, decipher architectural codes and find the missing elements to solve the mission.

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What people are saying about Westphalia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 303 reviews

wirklich mit viel liebe gemacht. alles top. die zusätzlichen aufgaben am ende waren ein cooler bonus.

wir sind begeistert von diesem spiel. es war wirklich lustig und mal was neues.

It is worth to see, kids enjoy the whole afternoon at the Sea life Centro.

Ein cooles Konzept. Mal was anderes als die typischen Sightseeing-Spiele.

It was great

It was very nice and interesting. I loved it. I can only recommend it