Header Ruhrgebiet Duisburg Landschaftspark , © Tourismus NRW e.V.

In­dus­tri­al her­it­age of NRW

Back­drops for art, cul­ture and the cre­at­ive sec­tor

NRW’s industrial heritage is immense: no other German state has such an abundance and variety of industrial monuments. Numerous themed routes take in mines, gasometers, coking plants, blast furnaces, production plants and lifting machinery. Not only do these decommissioned sites keep the state’s industrial heritage alive, they also bear witness to structural change and act as backdrops for art, culture and the creative sector. Take the opportunity to relive the industrial past and experience modern creativity at old industrial sites in your NRW!

Lichtinstallation 320 Grad Licht von Urbanscreen, © Thomas Wolf

Gas­o­met­er in Ober­hausen

Where once gas was stored a pan­or­amic el­ev­at­or now op­er­ates: won­der­ful views from 117 metres above sea level and fas­cin­at­ing ex­hib­i­tions are sure to in­spire at the Gas­o­met­er Ober­hausen.

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Haus Ripshorst im Emscher Landschaftsparkt, © RVR Stefan Schejok Presse

Haus Rip­shorst in Ober­hausen

Dis­cov­er the nature of the Ruhr Area! Leav­ing the his­tor­ic man­or house of Haus Rip­shorst you will enter the Em­scher Land­scape Park and tread the “From the primev­al forest to the cul­tur­al forest” path.

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Architektur Kokerei, © Jochen Tack  Stiftung Zollverein

Hansa Cok­ing Plant in Dortmund

Enter the Nature & Tech­no­logy Ad­ven­ture Trail and dis­cov­er the his­tory of coal and coke at the mu­seum of the Hansa Cok­ing Plant in­dus­tri­al monu­ment.

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Das prunkvolle Jugendstilportal der Maschinenhalle auf Zeche Zollern in Dortmund, © M. Holtappels-LWL

Zollern Col­li­ery in Dortmund

Take a look be­hind the façade of this mag­ni­fi­cent build­ing: the palace of the work was once a coal mine where gruelling work was done. The LWL Mu­seum tells ex­cit­ing stor­ies about life at that time.

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