Ruhr Valley, Ruhrpott, Revier, Ruhr Metropolis – All of these names refer to the same unmistakeable region “deep in the West”. You can experience a lot here. Around 3,500 industrial monuments reflect the eventful past of the Ruhr Valley and have become impressive sites for leisure and culture. High ropes climbing between disused blast furnaces, diving in a former gasometer, or ice skating surrounded by impressive coke ovens and high chimneys? All of this can be done in #MyRuhrValley It is also green here, contrary to the many clichés, and you hike over hills rather than mountains. The people carry their hearts on their sleeves and with around 250 festivals each year, there is always something going on here.