When you decide to rent a campervan to tour Mulheim in Germany then we are able to provide campervans for hire that range from small camping cars to Class A, Class B and Class C motorhomes, we also offer a range of berth sizes ranging from 2 and 4 berth to full size 6 luxury berths that will accommodate sleep passengers 6 in comfort.
Mülheim, the City on the River
Mülheim an der Ruhr is an urban district in the North Rhine-Westphalia state in Germany and it is considered one of the country’s smaller cities with around 170,000 residents. It is situated within the highly dense Ruhr area and it very close to the state’s capital Düsseldorf. In the past, numerous millers settled in the area and swarmed the city by creating mills around the river, which is believed to be the origin of the city. In the following years, trade and industry grew and became the centre that attracts visitors and business folk alike. Today, Mülheim an der Ruhr is home to numerous companies particularly those in the food industry such as the Aldi Süd Company, Tengelmann Group, and the Harke Group.
What to see and do in Mülheim
Day trips or planned tours in this area are often costly and limited, so why not just book a luxurious, but reasonably priced campervan instead. This allows you to visit many ‘tucked-away’ places that planned tours do not usually offer.
Mülheim is a great place to visit because of its geological location. It is known for countless eye-catching leisure destinations, parks, woodlands, and meadows that cover over half of the city’s exterior. This is often regarded as the result of being the first city that is completely free of coal mines. Rosenblumendelle was the last coal mine to close in Mülheim. Many people consider living between Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area because of its transformation and diverse economy, aside from the natural and not-so natural wonders which resulted from the closure of the coal mines and eradication of coal and leather industries.
You will enjoy the sights of superb waterside meadows and the stunning pathways and promenades, as well as the foothills of the Rhine Slate Mountains which extend into the southern part of the city. Then come night time, you can camp your RV at a nearby campsite and drive some more the following day/s to discover the beautiful attractions in the area.
There are countless leisure destinations and activities such as the sports areas, playgrounds for children, a golf course and the Raffelberg Race Track. Boat excursions are also available through ‘White Fleet’ which provides trips all throughout the Ruhr Valley.
Open air attractions such as the city centre’s Weiße Flotte, Wikinger-Schiff, and Park-MüGa are among the best options. Events such as Drachenboot festival, Voll die Ruhr, Jazz Tage and Brunnenfest are quite popular among local and foreign visitors. Cultural events like the Stücke theatre festival and theater on the Ruhr River are also popular.
Like many European cities, Mülheim is home to known educational institutes such as the two Max Planck Institutes and the Ruhr West technical college.
If you are a fan of culture, art and history you can go to St. Peter’s Church, built in 11th century and has now been completely rebuilt. 13th century buildings such as the Styrum Castle and Saarn Monastery are also worth seeing. For 20th century German art, you can visit the museum in the city.
Camp and relax in Mülheim
There are many campsites within and around Mülheim which typically provides facilities for campers of all types. Pitches for motor homes and caravans are also plentiful with electricity and water hook-ups, waste disposal systems, bathrooms/showers, and playgrounds for children.
You should check any of these campsites and book early: ALPS Reisemobilstellplatz, Bergkamen-Wohnmobilhafen Marina Rünthe, Datteln-Erholungspark Wehlingsheide, Dorsten-Reisemobilhafen, Oer-Erkenschwick (Camping Ludbrock-Hohe Mark), Hamminkeln-Erholungspark Dingdener Heide, Wesel-Reisemobilstellplatz, An Der Kost Campsite, and Camping Ennepetal.
For many visitors, it is truly a must to take a road trip in Mülheim and camp for the night at the nearest campsite. There’s nothing like experiencing the beautiful cityscapes and natural wonders of the area, but spending the night in the outdoors with your family or friends adds another layer of thrill and excitement.