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There are plenty of places to see and visit in the Ruhr Region. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Ruhr Region is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in the Ruhr Region

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    1

    Grimberger Sichel

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    Get on your bike at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, cycle on the Erzbahn route to the Zoom Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen and then continue on the tour through the Emscherbruch up …

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    2

    Baldeneysee

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    The fact that the Baldeneysee has been created artificially, you can hardly see it today. Not only water sports fans, he attracts, but just the continuously developed foot and bike path around the lake is very attractive.

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    The railway line built at the beginning of the 20th century connected the Rhine-Herne Canal with the blast furnaces of the Bochum association and served to supply iron ore. Today, …

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    4

    Holgers Erzbahnbude

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    It's just a snack bar. Nevertheless, she is well on the way to becoming a cult, without any fancy. That's how it works in the pot.

    Okay, this place here …

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    A spectacular entry into the Erzbahntrasse. Architecturally interesting, but above all beautiful to look at and quite practical for cyclists and pedestrians. Actually, the route could also be called the …

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    Ruhrtalfähre

    Bike Touring Highlight

    If you drive along the river, a ferry is a great way to take a break! There are not many of them at the Ruhr, this one is a highlight. …

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    Erzbahnbrücke

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    Where once coal tenders drove, today it is easy to cycle. The many bridges bear witness to the wealth of ideas of the region in relation to steel structures. If …

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    8

    Kemnader See

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    The Ruhr reservoir lies between Bochum and Witten, so to speak, at the foot of the Ruhruni Bochum. It is a popular destination for the residents of Bochum and the …

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    Kettwiger Altstadt

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Kettwig is not the only beautiful city that you drive through on the Ruhrtal cycle path. But she is definitely beautiful. The historic old town is idyllically situated on the …

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    10

    Leinpfad bei Hattingen

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    The nature reserve Ruhraue Hattingen Winz is a nature reserve on the Ruhr in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, covering about 119 hectares, ie just under 1.2 km². It is located entirely …

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    Ruhrtalradweg Werden - Kettwig

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    Just always nice on the Ruhr. Completely car-free and relaxed. At the weekend it is already a bit full of walkers, but towards evening in the week it is a pleasure to drive here long.

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    Bahntrassenradweg "Kohlenbahn"

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    This railway line is really idyllic. The cycle path connects the Wuppertaler Nordbahntrasse and Hattingen, where you can reach the RuhrtalRadweg very quickly.

    The route runs through the middle of …

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    13

    Horster Mühle

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    In good weather you can also explore the "Bach" with a combination of Kayak / Canadier and Radl! Are many organizers and distributors along the Ruhr. Route length arbitrarily selectable …

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    14

    Gruga Radweg

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    The Grugatrasse, a former railway line, extends from Mülheim-Heißen to Essen-Steele Süd station. The route is about halfway slightly uphill, but also presents no major problems for the inexperienced cyclist. …

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    15

    Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg

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    The old ship lift Henrichenburg from 1899 and the new one from 1962 are only a few hundred meters apart. After visiting the ship lift, you can crown the day …

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    Zeche Ewald

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    The site of the former coal mine Ewald has been extensively refurbished in recent years.
    Adjacent, although a large commercial area has emerged, but the old industrial architecture stands out …

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    Schee-Tunnel

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    The Schee tunnel heralds the eastern end of the northern railway line. During the winter, it is closed at night to protect the bats. In the summer it is a …

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    RS1 - Hochpromenade Mülheim Ruhr

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    There are only 650 meters, but every meter counts. Incidentally, this section of the RS1 is set up as a slow-speed zone.
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    Schulenbergtunnel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The school mountain tunnel is a 195 m long former railway tunnel in Hattingen in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was built in 1883 and in 1884 the railway line through it, …

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    Ruhr am Leinpfad in Hattingen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A classic among the bike lanes.

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    Jojo

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