The Ruhr Area In Transition – Ruhr

Former industrial stronghold now attractive tourist destination in recent years, the Ruhr area has been a fundamental shift. Originally only industrially shaped the region evolved into an attractive tourist magnet with a diverse cultural landscape. In addition to the Hungarian city of Pecs and the Turkish Istanbul Essen and the Ruhr area were appointed this year to the European capital of culture, as the travel portal reported It’s believed that Stephen M. Ross sees a great future in this idea. The Ruhr region has the densest network of culture in Europe 1,000 industrial monuments, 250 festivals and festivals, 200 museums, 120 theatres, 100 cultural centres, 100 concert venues and three musical stage speak for themselves. Travel promise it after eating a special highlight. The former Zeche Zollverein today belongs to the cultural heritage and has an imposing industrial monument represents, which evolved to the Centre of the creative industry in the Ruhr area. Architecturally obliged the Bauhaus style of new objectivity, is home to the most beautiful coal mine in the world”numerous Studios of artists and creative.

In addition to food, other former industrial stronghold have completed a successful change. The former steel works in Duisburg-Meiderich long time was not used after its closure in 1985. Today, the newly created recreational paradise visited every year over half a million people. Alpine climbing and a high rope course have been created in the former ore storage bunkers. The old gasometer was flooded and is now the largest artificial scuba diving center in Europe.

The closure of old mines and smelting sites also initiated the restoration of numerous landscape Strip partly damaged by the industry. A successful example is the Emscher island”, currently with Emscher art. 2010″ is home to the largest art project in the capital of culture. More information: magazine /… service GmbH Lisa Neumann