Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The dump Hoheward is a mining dump in the Ruhr area. It originated from the foundations of the Recklinghausen II colliery, the Ewald colliery and the General Blumenthal / Haard colliery. Located between the cities of Herten and Recklinghausen, together with the Hoppenbruch heap, it forms the largest stockpile landscape in the Ruhrgebiet. The highest point of the heap is with a height of 152.5 m above sea level. NN reached. The Hoheward and Hoppenbruch heaps are part of the Route of Industrial Heritage and the Hoheward Landscape Park. The owner of both heaps is the Regionalverband Ruhr, which has taken over the land from Deutsche Steinkohle AG. As project promoter, he is responsible for the expansion of the Hoheward dump. In good weather, the Rheinturm in Düsseldorf, which is about 50 km away, can be seen.
July 10, 2015
The balconies are located slightly below half the height of the heap. You can walk around the stockpile on the balcony promenade and have a view in all directions. The entire loop is about 7 km long. If you want to see the sundial and the arches, you have to go all the way up.
June 18, 2020
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