A stone’s throw away from the city centre, you will find the charming Old Town of Mülheim an der Ruhr. It seems more like a village than part of a major city. Here you will find peace and quiet and a comfortable atmosphere and you can amble through the winding streets with their historic half-timbered houses.
Kings and clergy
The Old Town of Mülheim an der Ruhr was probably settled in the sixth and seventh centuries. In the High Middle Ages, there was a fortified royal court where the Petrikirche is currently located. Together with a court chapel, the Mülheim nobles’ property formed the foundation stone of the Old Town. The former chapel was built at Pfarrkirche St. Petrus, the current Petrikirche, which is the oldest meeting place in the city.Also worth a visit is the beautiful nearly 200-year-old cemetery on the edge of the Old Town, of which the moss-covered gravestones from the last century testify that this was the final resting place for some important people: Including the Thyssen, Stinnes and Troost families.
Comfort and atmosphere
For those who have sufficiently explored Mülheim’s Old Town, quaint pubs and good local restaurants invite you to take a break. There is even more of an atmosphere in winter when the romantic Advent market opens its gates. Here even the Old Town residents take part with varied activities, such as open gardens or small concerts.