Sports and leisure in the Ruhr region

Apart from its importance for the region’s water supply, the River Ruhr has long since become an established factor for recreational activities in the area. The Ruhr and its tributaries, the reservoirs and impounding lakes offer numerous options for active and relaxing recreation. The spectrum of activities includes all types of water sports as well as fishing, cycling, hiking and sightseeing tours along the reservoirs and to sewage treatment plants. The Ruhrverband supports recreational purposes as long as they do not interfere with its water management responsibilities.

Water sports
Sightseeing tours