Mountain Biking Highlight
The Schurenbachhalde in the north of Essen is the largest in the city. Did you find the way up, go down some partially beautifully groomed single trails. On the large summit plateau, there is an erected huge slab as a landmark, which is visible from afar.
The view from above shows you a panoramic view of the heart of the Ruhrgebiet. In the south lies Essen with the many skyscrapers at the central station, in which corporate headquarters are located. To the east you can see the white roof of the Schalke Arena and to the north and west the chimneys of the extensive industrial areas of Essen, Bottrop and Gelsenkirchen smoke on both sides of the Rhine-Herne Canal. Up here a Pils (you have to bring, you can not buy anything here) for sunset is Ruhrpott-romance pure!
The Schurenbachhalde is about 50 meters high (highest point 86 m above sea level) former dump of the coal mining in Essen district Altenessen. The heap is named after the buried from the 1970s under her waters "Schurenbach" and is located directly on the Rhine-Herne-Kanal, between Emscherstraße and Nordsternstraße and near the Nordstern Park Gelsenkirchen.
Beautiful trails with steep up and downs. At the top has my beautiful view over the Ruhr area.Highly recommended is the departure at the small pond. Or if it should go fast the long descent down.But watch out: pedestrians (with dogs) and horses can cross the path!
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