Climate change is omnipresent, but in Central Europe’s mild temperatures, it’s often gone unnoticed still. This is exactly why this year’s art exhibition Ruhr Ding: Climate by the Urban Arts Ruhr cultural institution is dedicated to this vital topic of our time. The participating items have looked within to create works that focus on climate change and the local region – the Ruhr. Until 27th June, 22 art projects will be displayed in the cities of Gelsenkirchen, Herne and Recklinghausen and around the Silbersee II in Haltern am See. They’ll appear at unusual, well-known and unknown locations throughout the city. In keeping with the theme, you can reach all the locations in an environmentally friendly way by bike.
In this Collection, we present all the official routes with lots of information about the exhibition locations. In total, there are three circular Tours, Herne, Recklinghausen and Gelsenkirchen, as well as two connecting Tours that link Herne with either Gelsenkirchen or Recklinghausen.
Admission to the Ruhr Ding: Klima and participating in the guided Tour program, the Irrlichter Tours, is free. Entrance to the partner locations Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and Silbersee II in Haltern am See is paid and you can find detailed information in the Tour descriptions.
Due to covid, you have to book the free day ticket in advance. Your booking allows you to visit all exhibitions on your chosen date and you can also participate in the guided Tours free of charge. Simply book your ticket or your will-o'-the-wisp Tour online in advance at: urbanekuensteruhr.de. To visit the Heimatmuseum Unser Fritz, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen or Silbersee II locations, register directly via our partners. You can find all information regarding your visit on these websites:
At the locations Heimatmuseum Unser Fritz, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen as well as at Silbersee II the registration takes place directly via our cooperation partners. All information about the visit can be found on the respective websites: herne.de/Kultur-und-Freizeit/Museen/Emschertal-Museum/Heimatmuseum-Unser-Fritz, kunsthalle-recklinghausen.de and silbersee-haltern.info.
To have enough time to discover all the locations, we recommend planning two days for your visits. There are info points at the main train stations in Gelsenkirchen, Herne and Recklinghausen as well as at the Sythen train station in Haltern am See. The info points also offer bike rental so if you’re not travelling with your own bike, you can conveniently rent one here. Bikes cost €9 per day, whilst e-bikes cost €25. You can return the bike to another bike station for a fee of €4 if you don’t want to ride a round-trip.