Welcome to The Ruhrgebiet

Rather than eschew their lowbrow heritage, the people of the Ruhrgebiet have embraced it by recasting dormant furnaces, steelworks, coking plants and other vestiges of the Industrial Age in creative ways. For travellers, the Ruhrgebiet delivers a trainload of surprises and unique sights, locations and experiences. You can see cutting-edge art in a huge converted gas tank, free-climb around a blast furnace or hear classical music in a gas power station. You can also feast your eyes on old masters, majestic churches and great architecture ranging from Gothic to Bauhaus to postmodern.

Top experiences in The Ruhrgebiet

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The Ruhrgebiet activities

$17.28 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

German Football Museum in Dortmund Admission Ticket

Visit: German Football MuseumRelieve Germany's four World Cup triumphs at first hand thanks to the innovative 3D technology in the museum cinema, take your seat on the Bundesliga carousel and test your skills in the interactive play zone with its soccer court and dribble course.Further highlights are:- 140 years of football history in one experience zone- Impressive 3D cinema- Play zone and soccer court- Interactive children's trail- Museum puzzle hunt with guided booklet- Special offerings for groups and schools- adidas Football Store- Optional daily tours and exclusive tours (provided languages on request)Situated in the center of Dortmund immediately opposite the railway station. Eat like a world cup winner at our several catering opportunities at the restaurant, bistro or kiosk (at own expense).

$19.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Fusstour Union Viertel

What exactly are you going to see?From the "Dortmunder U" - cultural centre, new landmark in the region and a symbol for structural change - the start and end point of our tour, we pass the former warehouse high-rise of the Dortmunder Union-Brauerei towards Westpark, popular with residents, students and families. On our way we learn a lot about the history of the neighborhood, about culture, structural change and urban redevelopment, as well as about the murals/wall paintings and the (graffiti-)art of different artists. After a short break we follow the course of the Rheinische Straße with its numerous snack bars and restaurants from all over the world and let the flair of the Unionviertel continue on us!

$66.80 Outdoor Activities

Soccer-Tour Dortmund

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sanfte Touren- "U",- Westpark a- "Zur Sonne" - place of foundation of the fan and promotion department e. V. - Southwest Cemetery - the final resting place of the founder Franz Jacobi since 2013 - Strobelallee to the stadiums - Borsigplatz - Trinity Church- "Zum Wildschütz"Duration: 10 minutes

$66.80 Outdoor Activities

Industrial-Culture-Tour Dortmund

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sanfte Touren- coal mine Zeche Zollern- Landwehr colony - renatured stockpile Schwerin- Bodelschwingh moated castle Duration: 10 minutes

$66.80 Outdoor Activities

North-Tour Dortmund

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sanfte Touren- Fredenbaumpark- "Olympiastützpunkt Rudern" - Dortmund-Ems-Canal- Emscher- Deusenberg- coking plant Hansa - Huckarde we drive - the Harbour- the Künstlerhaus (art-gallery)- Dortmunder "U". Duration: 10 minutes

$51.83 Outdoor Activities

Segway PT Tour Hattingen

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sanfte Touren- Henrichshütte, oldest preserved blast furnace in the area. - Ruhr - old historic town (medieval). -150 half-timbered houses- St. George's Church - HenrichsparkDuration: 5 minutes

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