Industrial Heritage Trail
Steel, coal and iron have been synonymous with the history of the Ruhr District for 150 years. And even with the return of the mining and steel industries and the beginning of the structural transformation, the shut down coal mines, iron and steel works and desolate green spaces continue to stand at the centre of the region. The Industrial Heritage Trail is dedicated to this fact with a circular trail, some 400 kilometres in length, through the Ruhr District.
This circular trail comprises 52 theme points: facilities which in the course of time have developed into spaces which bring industrial heritage to life and have become attractive venues with a pulling power for millions of tourists. 25 of these theme points are so-called anchor points, making up the core network of the trail, and where you can go into much more detail about the history of a region or one particular aspect such as coal mining.
The Landscape Park Duisburg Nord is one of these 25 anchor points and is represented in the theme trails dealing with “Industrial Heritage on the Rhine”, “Industrial Nature Trail”, “The Ruhr District Mythology”, “On the Way to the Blue Emscher” and “Landmark Art”.
The Industrial Heritage Trail is a project of the Regional Association of the Ruhr (RVR).
More at www.industriekultur-ruhr.de
More links of the Industrial Heritage Trail
All guided tours can be booked on-site in the Visitors’ Centre or online at Tour de Ruhr.
So-called “Open Space Planning” is an important component of the Municipal Development Plan for the planned redevelopment of non-built-up areas.
International Building Exhibition
The International Building Exhibition Emscher Park (IBA) was a project organised by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal Government and the local authorities. Between 1990 and 1999 the project worked on the Ruhr District’s ecological, economic and social renewal.