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!