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Get moving

The Ruhr Region’s wide range of sporting events and activities is evidence that soccer is not the only sport in the region.
Every December, the world’s best biathletes compete in the World Team Challenge in a sold-out Veltins-Arena.
If you want to participate in winter sports, you can ski to your heart’s content at the world’s longest indoor ski facility at the Bottrop Alpine Center.

We live for soccer

When grown men cry like little children, it can mean only one thing: King Soccer.
After coming out of England in the second half of the 19th century, the sport began a triumphal march around the globe.
In the Ruhr Region’s working class environs, there were soon as many clubs sprouting up as there were mines.

Ruhr Region - a bathing metropolis

Water rats could hardly ask for better facilities for indulging their passion.
The Ruhr Region is Germany’s bathing metropolis with 158 leisure, indoor, outdoor and combination swimming facilities, 22 swim lakes and another 121 small swim facilities and learner pools in schools.


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