Cheap Flights to North Rhine-Westphalia

Cheap Flights to Rhine Westphalia

Travelers visit North Rhine-Westphalia to explore the scenic countryside and the attractions of cosmopolitan cities like Cologne, Düsseldorf and Essen. Most flights to Rhine Westphalia land at either Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) or Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN).

Flights to Rhine Westphalia

In 2015, more than 22 million passengers flew in and out of Düsseldorf International Airport. This facility serves as a hub for the budget carrier Eurowings. The airport has three commercial terminals and a fourth terminal dedicated to private and corporate passengers. A SkyTrain carries passengers between terminals. Amenities in the airport include many restaurants, cafes and bars, some of which are open 24/7. There are also ATMs, a currency exchange kiosk, a pharmacy, a baby care facility, a meditation room and a prayer room. Thirty minutes of free Wi-Fi are available every 24 hours. Düsseldorf International Airport provides train and bus service to downtown Düsseldorf and other nearby cities. Taxi service is also available.

Cologne Bonn Airport has two passenger terminals. Cheap flights to Rhine Westphalia on budget carriers Eurowings and Germanwings use Terminal 1 while low-cost airline Ryanair arrives at and departs from Terminal 2. Amenities include a variety of food and drink concessions, duty-free shopping, ATMs, a currency exchange kiosk, a dentist's office, a casino and unlimited free Wi-Fi. Cologne Bonn Airport has a train station that offers long-distance connections to cities in other parts of Germany and Europe. Local bus lines carry passengers to nearby Cologne or Bonn.

Attractions in Rhine Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia has a dozen nature preserves where you can enjoy a variety of landscapes. Carnivorous plants grow near the peat bogs in Großes Torfmoor. Many indigenous species of plants and animals that were close to extinction following World War II have now reappeared in the High Fens-Eifel Nature Park.

North Rhine-Westphalia boasts five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Construction began on Aachen Cathedral where the Emperor Charlemagne was buried in the eighth century. The former Benedictine abbey at Corvey is another exceptionally well-preserved eighth-century structure. Cologne Cathedral is a true masterpiece of medieval Gothic architecture and Germany's most-visited destination. The Baroque Augustusburg and Falkenlust palaces in Brühl host a popular classical music festival every summer. The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a living history museum that gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like for miners toiling underground in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Perhaps the most unusual museum that travelers taking cheap flights to Rhine Westphalia will have a chance to visit is the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann. The museum has installed an archeological garden on the site of the Feldhof cave where Neanderthal remains were first discovered.

Travel Tips for Rhine Westphalia

November and December are great times to catch flights to Rhine Westphalia because Cologne is the site of Kölner Weihnachtsmarkt, one of Europe's most exciting Christmas markets.

In May each year, Düsseldorf stages a unique celebration called Japan Day to honor the nearly 10,000 residents of Japanese ancestry who make Düsseldorf their home.

Flights to North Rhine-Westphalia

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