Frequently asked questions

The RUHR.TOPCARD is an experience card for the Ruhr area, the Sauerland and the Lower Rhine. It consists of three service segments:

Free entry:

It includes 94 leisure attractions, which can be accessed free of charge once. This includes zoos, water parks, boat trips, museums, and much more.

Half price:

You can also visit 50 leisure destinations at half price - as often as you like*. Exciting theme parks, select theatre & variety performances, or unique events such as the 19th ExtraSchicht - The Night of Industrial Culture.

Special 2019:

In 2019 you can visit the ZOOM Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen once for free between 01/01-31/03/2019 with the RUHR.TOPCARD.

*Unless the respective service is expressly excluded from repeated use.


The RUHR.TOPCARD is valid for a calendar year and is always valid from 1st January to 31st December.

The RUHR.TOPCARD 2019 is available at the following prices:

Adults: 54 Euros

Children*: 35 Euros (Born between 2005 - 2014)

*A maximum of three infants born since 2015 (included) are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult RTC holder.

ADAC members can acquire the RUHR.TOPCARD 2019 for adults all year round at a special price of 48 Euros.

We reserve the right to run special offers for prices. All prices are also available on our online shop.

The RUHR.TOPCARD is available at 180 sales outlets in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), or via our online shop & hotline. You can order the RUHR.TOPCARD 2019 conveniently online or by telephone:

from the online shop

via the hotline (01806/18 16 180*)


The RUHR.TOPCARD is available on-site from:

All sales points can also be found on an overview map and sorted by city.

*0.20 Euros/call from a German landline, max. 0.60 Euros/call from a German mobile

In the event that your RUHR.TOPCARD is lost or stolen, please contact our information hotline:

  • 01806 / 18 16 180*

*0.20 Euros/call from a German landline, max. 0.60 Euros/call from a German mobile

There is no discount for groups of people such as students, trainees, pensioners, or disabled persons. The partners of the RUHR.TOPCARD have extremely varied regulations in this respect, which cannot be generally regulated by the RUHR.TOPCARD. We therefore recommend that customers check the prices and conditions of our partners in advance to determine whether it is worthwhile to purchase a RUHR.TOPCARD.

The RUHR.TOPCARD is available for adults and children (born between 2005 and 2014). A maximum of three infants born since 2015 (included) accompanied by an adult RUHR.TOPCARD holder receive free admission (the half-price offer is excluded- if it is not expressly stated in the partner’s service description that there is a discount on the child price, the children’s discount shall apply to the regular adult price).


Special group offers are available for school classes, companies, and groups with a minimum purchase of 20 RUHR.TOPCARDs.

Detailed information is available via our hotline 01806 / 18 16 180*.

It is generally not possible to issue RUHR.TOPCARDs that are issued in the name of an institution and can therefore be used by several people. Each RUHR.TOPCARD must be bear the cardholder's name and signature.

*0.20 Euros/call from a German landline, max. 0.60 Euros/call from a German mobile

Info Hotline
+49 1806.1816180
(€ 0,20/call from German landline;
€ 0,60/call from the mobile phone network.)

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