If Germany has always held a fascination for you, you may want to consider visiting the Ruhr River region. Historically, this was the industrial and financial district of Germany. In recent years, it has enjoyed a resurgence of its former glory. It doesn't matter if you stay for a week or just the weekend Ruhr River has plenty of remodeled buildings transformed into exciting venues for you to explore. While you look around this interesting German region be sure to see the old mines at Zeche Zollverein and the cylinder shaped Gasometer Oberhausen for an exciting day trip.