About the club
Our club was the first club in Germany. We have about 45 members, including families and single people. The ages of our member range from mid-40s to mid-70s. Most of our members are retired, but some are working. We like to welcome one international incoming Journey and one international outgoing Journey and one European (incoming and outgoing) Journey each year.
About the region
The Metropole Ruhr is in North Rhein Westfalia, in the ruhr-area. About 8 million people live in North Rhein Westfalia. There are many cities in the Metropole Ruhr, including Gelsenkirchen, Recklinghausen, Bochum, Herne, Herten and so on. Most member live in the ruhr-area. We have had a lot of coal mining and steel factories in our history. Now our air is very clear and you can find a lot of green in our region. We have many interest points in the Metropole Ruhr. The best time to visit us is from May through October.
About the Journey
The best way to travel to the Metropole Ruhr is by plane. The Düsseldorf Airport is ca. 50 km from us, and the Airport Cologne ca. 65 km. Frankfurt Airport is also a good way to arrive. From all airports, there are good train connections to us. We have no standard program. We like to hear what our guests wish to do. We always arrange a welcome and a farewell party. We can provide day trips to Cologne, Münster or other cities, though they cost extra for our guests. Beside the official program, our hosts will make their own program with their guests. Our guests must be fit, because the most of our hosts have steps in the house. Our sightseeing tours take place either on foot or by bus.