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. Even though it is termed "route", it is not one single road; rather it is a network that connects museums, exhibitions, scenic outposts and historically relevant settlements. The individual locations represent the industrial development that Ruhr underwent in the last centuries. It is probably the most comprehensive touristic network for the development of industrial heritage within a certain region in the world. Cyclists have their own separate road system. There are also specific routes for disabled people and for children.