Industrial Heritage in the Ruhr Metropolis

Essen: Zeche Zollverein

Essen-Stoppennberg is the district where the former coal mine Zeche Zollverein is located... Read more...

Photo: Ruhr Tourismus GmbH / Nielinger


Every year in the summer, the entire Ruhr is up all night... Read more...

Duisburg: Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

In the mid-80s, the Thyssen blast furnace plant in Duisburg-Meiderich was decommissioned... Read more...

Photo: Elke Wetzig [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0], Wikimedia Commons

Oberhausen: Gasometer

Gasometer Oberhausen is an industrial-culture and municipal landmark...

Photo: Frank Vincentz, [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], Wikimedia Commons

Gelsenkirchen: Nordsternpark

Nordsternpark is a landscape park located on the premises of the former coal mine Zeche Nordstern in Gelsenkirchen... Read more...

Photo: Frank Vincentz, [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], Wikimedia Commons

Witten: Bommerholz-Muttental

The first thing people connote with coal mining in the Ruhr region are the large mines such as Zollverein in Essen and Zollern in Dortmund... Read more...


Waltrop: Henrichenburg lift lock

Fascinating high-tech constructions and newly designed parks constitute the attractions at Schleusenpark Waltrop... Read more...

Halde Hoheward
Photo: Ulomek-foto de, [CC-BY-SA-3.0], Wikimedia Commons

Herten: Halde Hoheward

Stonehenge in Herten! In 2008, a horizon observatory was established on 150 metres tall pithead stocks... Read more...

Halde Haniel
Bild: Островский Александр, Киев, [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], Wikimedia Commons

Bottrop: Halde Haniel

Halde Haniel in Bottrop, one of the Ruhr's largest pithead stocks, is a popular destination for day-trippers and an event venue... Read more...

Photo: Maschinenjunge, [GFDL oder CC-BY-SA-3.0], Wikimedia Commons

Bottrop: Tetraeder

The so-called Tetraeder in Bottrop-Batenbrock is a freely accessible viewing platform, designed in the shape of a trilateral pyramid... Read more...

Route der Industriekultur

Industrial Heritage Trail

Route der Industriekultur is a project under the umbrella of Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR); as a touristic theme route, it interlinks the most important and most attractive industrial monuments in the Ruhr region... Read more...