As the summer holidays approach, many in North Rhine-Westphalia are dreaming of sunny escapes away from home. The good news is that there are lots of exciting destinations accessible for the school break this year. From Mediterranean getaways to scenic nature retreats, family-friendly staples to emerging hotspots, NRW residents have plenty of options for their Sommerferien in 2023.
Mediterranean Getaways Beckon with Azure Waters
For those longing to lounge on the beach and swim in azure waters, the Mediterranean region always appeals. Spain remains an ever-popular choice, with the Balearic Island of Mallorca providing a relaxed vibe while the Costa Brava area offers vibrant coastal resort towns.
Italy also guarantees sun-soaked holidays, especially the beaches of Sicily and the cliff-hugging villages of the spectacular Amalfi Coast. These destinations promise both stunning natural scenery and abundant historic charm.
Rejuvenate Surrounded By Forests and Mountains
If you want to rejuvenate surrounded by awe-inspiring natural landscapes, consider the lush green vistas of the Black Forest in southwest Germany or the imposing Alpine peaks and valleys of Switzerland. Both provide countless opportunities for everything from gentle lakeside rambles to high-altitude mountain hikes.
Outdoor Activities Abound
Outdoor activities like boating, fishing, cycling, rock climbing and more allow visitors to challenge themselves while breathing fresh, clean air. What better way to return home energized in body and spirit?
Beloved family Destinations Promise Fun For All Ages
When it comes to keeping the kids entertained, northern Germany’s North Sea Islands always deliver. From splash parks to pirate museums, these seaside destinations have it all. And you can discover fairy tale castles or speed down rollercoasters at beloved theme parks like Europa-Park or Movie Park Germany.
Thrills For Every Age
The list goes on – with tree rope courses, summer toboggan runs, petting farms and sandy beaches galore. Parents can relax knowing there are thrills to satisfy every age.
##venture To New Horizons This Summer
For those seeking completely new vistas, take inspiration from emerging hotspots farther afield. The vibrant Portuguese capital of Lisbon boasts a balmy climate and gorgeous Atlantic coastline, while the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik hugs dazzling Adriatic shores.
Unique History and Charm
With unique history, architecture and culture, these resurgent destinations promise exceptional experiences to last a lifetime.
Plan Ahead For Smooth Summer Escapes
While tantalizing options abound, keep some key tips in mind when planning sunny getaways this summer. Booking accommodations, transport and activities early ensures better availability and prices. Additionally, package deals can offer big savings over individual bookings.
Beat Seasonal Crowds
Also consider visiting just before or after peak seasons to beat the crowds while still enjoying lovely weather. By putting some forethought into summer holiday preparations, families can make the most of their precious Sommerferien time.
Something For Every Taste This Summer in NRW
As we look ahead to summer 2023, North Rhine-Westphalia residents can get excited about the array of sunny escapes within easy reach. From balmy Mediterranean isles to the drama of lofty mountain landscapes, families have a rich variety of destinations to create unforgettable Sommerferien memories amid beautiful natural settings. Add in beloved seaside and theme park staples plus rising European hotspots and there is truly something for every taste.
The lure of sunshine calls – and with savvy advance planning, your perfect summer oasis awaits!
Most Popular FAQs
What are the most popular destinations for NRW residents?
Classic sunny favourites for NRW residents include Spain (especially Mallorca and the Costa Brava), Italy (Sicilian beaches and the Amalfi Coast), Germany’s North Sea Islands and beloved theme parks like Europa-Park.
What new destinations are growing in popularity?
Emerging European hotspots gaining interest include Lisbon, Portugal for its vibrant culture and beaches, along with the historic coastal charm of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
How can I find the best deals?
Booking summer holiday transport/lodging early, plus considering low season shoulder periods just before or after peak summer can yield great savings on packages.
What about travelling with kids?
Destinations like Germany’s North Sea islands, with abundant family activities/entertainment, or theme parks are perfect for pleasing kids of all ages.
Are there options for outdoor enthusiasts?
Nature lovers can hike/bike/boat surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Black Forest or Swiss Alps – offering unmatched outdoor adventure.