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This is - still - the heart of the Ruhr Valley.

Did you know that the coolest open-air swimming pool in the Ruhr Valley can be found at the UNESCO Welterbe Zollverein Kokerei (coking plant) during the summer holidays? Or that you can show off your climbing skills between the blast furnaces at Duisburg North Country Park (Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord)? Have you ever explored the catacombs of the Hall of the Century "Jahrhunderthalle" in Bochum with head torches? Or have you scaled the “Ruhr Valley mountains”, the spoil tips, at high speed on a Segway, or while being active on a mountain bike, or unusually, by foot on the unique walking roller coaster? You haven’t? Then let us take you on a journey through the many facets of industrial culture of the Ruhr Valley. From highlights to insider tips - we reveal the best and most exciting experiences!

Sites of industrial culture were lifelines for the Ruhr Valley and that is still the case today. Many of them have been brought back to life - they are different, but just as lively! Restaurants and street food festivals, theatre and comedy, thrilling events and sporting activities, outdoor cinemas and markets, concerts and shows are only some of the experiences on offer to you. You can experience all of this in amongst unique scenery.