Das Bild zeigt die Ludwiggalerie in Oberhausen

Museums in the Ruhr Valley - from modern art to archaeology

The Ruhr Valley is a cultural hotspot! And as such, it is well worth a trip for all the art lovers among you. Here you will find a great deal of modern and contemporary art like nowhere else in Germany! From Duisburg to Unna, from Marl to Hagen there is a unique urban cultural landscape worth exploring in the west of the country. Visit 20 RuhrKunstMuseen where you can experience art from the 19th century to modern and contemporary art. There are around 130 art exhibitions covering 45,000 square metres of museum space in 15 cities to visit every year in the Ruhr Metropolis. Anyone who wishes to go on a diverse cultural holiday will be happy in the Ruhr Valley. And if you’re not such a big art fan, you should still go to a museum in the Ruhr Valley! Perhaps the German Football Museum in Dortmund, the Bunker Museum in Oberhausen or the Museum der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt (German Inland Waterways Museum) in Duisburg take your fancy?

Even more culture in extraordinary locations

Das Foto zeigt den Gasometer Oberhausen

Museums on industrial heritage sites

Fascinating exhibitions in stunning locations! The Ruhr Valley is a place of change. Where coal and steel were once processed - or gas was stored, now stand homes to exhibitions you can visit with extraordinary atmospheres!

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