From unique industrial heritage and historic locations through to green spaces, rivers and lakes, there really is something for everyone. Why not take the opportunity to discover the unique Ruhr area at your own pace?
The Route of Industrial Heritage is the path that guides you: 52 anchor points, including former collieries, ironworks, steelworks, workers‘ settlements, and landmarks that showcase everything this region stands for. The peculiar charm is especially evident in they way some of the old industrial plants and workplaces have been transformed into centres of culture and knowledge. Whether you visit the “Zeche Zollverein”, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in Essen, the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Europe’s largest exhibition site, the “Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord” in Duisburg’s harbour, the German Museum of Mining in Bochum, Villa Hügel and the Margarethenhöhe garden town in Essen, the Tetraeder in Bottrop, the Henrichen-burg boat lift or the PHOENIX Lake in Dortmund, you will be able to dive into the very soul of the “Ruhrpott”.