The Ruhr is the eponym of the largest conurbation in Germany: 5.1 million people live on 4,435 km2 in Westphalia and the Rhineland between Lippe in the north, Rhine in the west and Ruhr in the south. More than 60% of the Ruhr area is covered by forests, water and agricultural land, and the hiking areas start at the gates of the cities and in the inner-city parks. Cycling and hiking trails along the Lower Rhine, the Ruhr and the Lippe open up a fascinating, surprisingly idyllic landscape.
The 221 km long Ruhr, which has cut its way into the plateaus of the Rhenish Slate Mountains, now flows through the picturesque valley, which is characterised by a succession of pronounced impact and sliding slopes. The Ruhr High Trail, the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path and the Kaiser Route lead cyclists and hikers to castles, fortresses, monasteries and mills along the Ruhr. The historic Zollverein colliery in Essen is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most impressive industrial monuments in the world and today a symbol of structural change in the Ruhr region.
Among the top sights of the metropolitan region are the Villa Hügel and the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Landscape Park Duisburg and the German Mining Museum Bochum.
About the Hiking maps series:
|Series||Wandelkaart (Hiking Maps)|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Dimensions||11 cm x 18.5 cm|
|Language||German with English map legend|
|Item weight||0.17 Kg|
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