They are part of the relics of industrial culture in the Ruhr Valley - the spoil tips in the region. One of these spoil tips is the Norddeutschland spoil tip in Neukirchen-Vlyun. It is the mining tip from the former Niederberg mine. The spoil tip is completely covered in greenery and at 80 hectares, it is the largest of the spoil tips. The Hallenhaus (hall house) landmark awaits you at 102 metres high. The work of art is lit up in the evenings and can be seen from afar. You can choose from a number of footpaths and Nordic Walking trails to reach the spoil tip summit. 13 kilometres of trails are there for you to “discover on foot". For all you sporty types, you can climb directly to the top up the 359 steps of the stairway to heaven. From the moment you reach the top, you are greeted with a stunning view across the Ruhr Valley. Looking for more sport and adventure on your mini-break to the Ruhr Valley? Then rise up into the air off the Norddeutschland spoil tip on a paraglider.