Bike Touring Highlight

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Recommended by 551 out of 581 cyclists


  • Michael Willuweit

    Unfortunately it is not foreseeable when you will be able to enter the plateau again, cracks on the weld seams. Hopefully it will not be torn down.
    Halde Hoheward and the smaller Halde Hoppenbruch form the largest slag heap landscape in the Ruhr area, many great bike / hiking trails, circular courses, viewing platforms, trails, a trip is worthwhile, whether on foot or by bike.
    Great view of the Ruhr area at an altitude of 152m.
    The horizon observatory and the sundial are really beautiful buildings.

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    • October 24, 2019

  • Jowes

    Great view from the dump Hoheward

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    • March 26, 2017

  • det801

    Giant panorama over the Ruhr area

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    • May 13, 2017

  • Jan

    Unfortunately still fenced ...

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    • August 5, 2017

  • Chris Lo

    As Ruhrgebietler or guest of the Ruhrgebiet you must have been here. Sensational view over the area. Ordinary ways lead up and down again.

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    • March 23, 2019

  • Eff Tee 🚵

    One learns that in the Ruhr area more green than gray prevails, which can be determined beyond doubt on the round trip and the view from the observatory.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • RadlerJan

    To be honest, I'm shocked when I hear this ingenious piece is locked.
    Botched construction?
    After all, I could take a closer look at it twice.
    But nice views from the heap area.
    More information:

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    • April 10, 2020

  • Jörg Adler

    Unfortunately is still spelled. But still a nice building

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Christian

    Halden are just perfect to have a great panoramic view of the beautiful Ruhr area. On the Hoheward heap you have one of the most beautiful views :-).

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Bogi

    The ascent is rewarded with a great view, which can also be reached by bike via serpentines along the balcony promenade.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Mike

    Always worth a visit.

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    • May 24, 2020

  • Bogi

    Unfortunately, shortly after the opening of the Horizon Observatory in late 2008, cracks appeared on the weld seams. Since then there has been a legal struggle for guilt and repairs. To this day, the area under the arches is not accessible for safety reasons.

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    • June 3, 2020

  • Mike

    Always worth a visit when driving to the Hoheward dump - one of my favorite places to take a break.

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    • June 6, 2020

  • Henner

    On the Hoheward stockpile you have an ideal view of the entire Ruhr area. You must have been here once as a Ruhrpottler!

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    • June 7, 2020

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Location: Herten, Recklinghausen, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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