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Indoor fun for water sports enthusiasts

Mine diving, Bestwig

In Bestwig in the Sauerland, water sports enthusiasts can dive in a former mine. For more than 100 years, slate was extracted in the Nuttlar mine, resulting in a 20-kilometer-long tunnel labyrinth with large halls on five levels. Since the pumps that had previously pumped out penetrating water have also been switched off since the closure in 1985, the level in the tunnels rose steadily. Today, experienced water sports enthusiasts can dive up to 30 meters deep here. Underwater, divers find everything just as the miners left it. Among other things, there are still carts on the rails and the miners' jackets hang on the wall in the break room.

Dive in the Gasometer, Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park

The former gasometer in the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park is also a special place for diving. The Gasometer diving area is the largest indoor diving and training center in Europe. The diving school offers courses for beginners as well as prospective diving instructors. Anyone who can dive can also dive alone.

Only for those with a head for heights

Climbing church in Mönchengladbach

In Mönchengladbach on the Lower Rhine there is a highlight for climbing enthusiasts: Here, those with a head for heights can put their climbing skills to the test in a former church nave. The climbing church is the first of its kind in all of Germany. With wall heights of up to 13 meters, this special climbing park meets all requirements: There is a beginner, a fun and an extreme area. Various climbing courses are also aimed at climbers with very different skills and prior knowledge.

Augmented Climbing Hall in Dortmund

Germany's first Augmented Climbing Hall is in Dortmund. Here climbing walls are transformed into interactive play areas. A projector projects various games onto the wall, which are then evaluated with a touchscreen and depth scanner. The idea originally came from Finland.

Indoor skydiving in Bottrop

The world's most modern wind tunnel is in Bottrop in the northern Ruhr area. At 17 meters, the chamber of the wind tunnel is the highest in Europe. Both beginners and professionals can practice skydiving here without having to get on a plane. Even if you have no experience in skydiving, you can try flying with a trainer here, because the airflow, which can reach speeds of up to 286 km / h, is as even as when freefalling a real parachute jump.

Escape into the snow - or would you prefer to go to the beach?

Alpincenter Bottrop

The Bottrop Alpine Center is located right next to the Skydiving Hall. Here, winter sports enthusiasts can simply take refuge in the snow, even from warm summer rain. The ski hall in Bottrop is the longest indoor slope in the world at 640 meters and also offers ski and snowboard courses for children and adults.

Ski hall Neuss

Winter sports enthusiasts and those who want to become one can also train their skills or prepare for their next winter holiday in the ski hall in Neuss. This ski hall also holds a record: it is the largest indoor slope in the world in terms of area.

Beach sports center in Witten

Those who prefer to bring the summer back in bad weather should go to the world's first indoor beach sports center in Witten. No one is guaranteed to get cold feet here: the heated sand invites you to play beach volleyball, beach soccer or handball instead. A fitness area with strength and cardio equipment as well as spinning bikes is also connected.

Are you in the mood for action?

Michael Schumacher Kart & Event Center in Kerpen

In Kerpen, the home of the Schumacher brothers who are successful in Formula 1, daring drivers can set speed records in bad weather. In the Michael Schumacher Kart & Event Center, which is located in the Rhein-Erft district at the gates of Cologne, racing enthusiasts can test their driving skills on over 600 meters of indoor karting. If the sun does come out, the race track can be extended on the 710 meter long outdoor track. With the karts equipped according to the latest safety standards, new best times can be set here.

Alma Park in Gelsenkirchen

Visitors to Germany's largest indoor amusement park can run, jump, romp and play tactics in any weather: Alma Park offers paintball, laser tag, trampoline park, bubble ball, live escape, mini golf and black light mini golf, arrow tag, pool ball and virtual reality. On around 9,000 square meters, there are a total of eleven different action sports options for groups and individual players.