Industrial heritage in all its facets: On the last Saturday in June 22 towns invite you to ExtraSchicht. The region is on its feet from 6pm until 2am to visit around 50 venues with an extra programme of art, culture, music, and dance. It’s possible to move from location to location either by shuttle bus, public transport, boat, bike, or even on foot into quite an adventure for one evening where the atmosphere remains unforgettable.
Magical experiences in a unique atmosphere
Acrobats and fire-eaters, organ concerts and poetry slams, miner’s choirs and pyrotechnic shows during ExtraSchicht attract more than 200,000 visitors between Duisburg and Dortmund, Herne and Hattingen. There’s plenty to experience en route as well: Selected public transport routes also provide a varied programme of entertainment, which makes the trip to the next ExtraSchicht venue more enjoyable.
Cult sites and mysterious locations
The ExtraSchicht started for the first time in 2001 with the aim of showcasing the variety as well as the industrial and cultural inheritance of the Ruhr region. As ever, it successfully provides a colourful programme that guides you right across the region. During your ExtraSchicht, experience the world of water at Aquarius Wassermuseum in Mülheim an der Ruhr, spectacular exhibitions in Gasometer Oberhausen and breathtaking illuminations at Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord. On the footsteps of brewers, you can head off during ExtraSchicht to the Brauerei-Museum in Dortmund, the Privatbrauerei Moritz Fiege in Bochum as well as on the premises of the former Lindenbrauerei Unna, in which the Centre for International Light Art is located.
100% Ruhr region with just one ticket
What else is there to experience and discover? Forceful and quiet tones, poetry and prose, acrobatics and magic, theatre and comedy, light and pyro shows, sound and spatial installations, as well as tours through former industrial sites and exhibitions. Many doors that are otherwise closed suddenly open up in the Night of Industrial Culture. Meanwhile, the car can stay in the garage: A well-planned mobility concept that safely takes you from venue to venue via bus and rail ensures this. The ExtraSchicht ticket is also a combined ticket at the same time: free travel in the VRR and VRL networks for the whole day during the event until 7am on the following day.