Lily pads are reflected in the water, cosy arbours invite you to relax and works of art shimmer in the sunlight. MüGa Park in Mülheim an der Ruhr stretches for seven kilometres along the Ruhr and is a green oasis in the middle of the city. Here you can stroll along cycle and shore paths, discover fountains and bridges or take a short break and switch off underneath wild vines.
Fun in the play area at Mülheim’s Park
Whether relaxing in the long grass with friends on a summer evening or running around with the family on the play area: MüGa Park is a meeting point for all generations. In addition to two vibrant and adventurous play areas, primarily the water play area is a popular place which invites young visitors to splash around. You will find peace and quiet here between pavilions, hedge mazes or on the bank of the lake. For a long time there was an industrial wasteland in place of the MüGa Park. But with the German Garden Show in 1992 the area had a complete makeover. Flower beds, habitats and landscape architecture today adorn the site. You will find a number of public works of art and famous buildings in the park.
Famous buildings and special events
One of these famous buildings is the Broicher Water Tower on the western edge of Mülheim Park. Today, the biggest accessible Camera Obscura in the world is located in its dome. The museum on the history of film with its round brick walls will amaze you with shadow plays and kaleidoscopes to handle and try out. In the direct vicinity, there is also the majestic Broich Castle, as well as the Ruhr Roundhouse. Here, it’s regularly ‘curtain up’ for cabaret, concerts and exhibitions. You can also visit a variety of events in MüGa Park itself all year round. From the knights’ tournament to ExtraSchicht to World Children’s Day. Apart from these special events, the park facility in Mülheim is free to enter at any time.