The Zollverein World Heritage Site is now the best known industrial monument
in the Ruhr Area, and is the centre point of its creativity-based economy.
Route of Industrial Heritage
On the basis of the Route of Industrial Heritage, numerous local routes connected to form a dense network with which you can access almost every point in the region by bike. The route mostly goes along former railway tracks, complimented by idyllic banks and forest paths and lowtraffic streets, to the impressive witnesses of industrial heritage as well as newly developed Ruhr Area touristic points of interest and museums, zoos, theatres, swimming pools, parks and shopping centres.
For cycling in the Ruhr Area absolutely applies the journey is the reward! City boundaries disappear, transformation is tangible, history lines the way and unusual insights open up.
Cycling for everyone
Whether you prefer a demanding cycling holiday with numerous stages and with overnight stays in different places, whether you want to discover the environment on different bicycle tours from the same accommodation, or whether you just want to do a day trip – the cycling infrastructure in the Ruhr Area sets cycling enthusiasts’ pulse racing. Many camp site owners, youth hostels, holiday apartments, restaurant owners and even hotels along the paths have adjusted their offer to suit the cyclist’s needs.
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