Hiking In The Old German Industrial Heartland

"An old factory seen from the Westfalenpark in Dortmund"

Hiking in Germany

We continue our exploration of the Ruhrgebiet:

Hiking the old German Industrial Heartland The Emscherweg

This walk is short, just right for the time of the year when there are so few hours between dawn and dusk. It features a park, a river promenade and a lake.

St. Petri Church

But beware: nothing is quite what it seems. The idyll

Hiking In The Old German Industrial Heartland

Guns And Nazis On A Day Hiking Trail

"Friedrich Albert Krupp statue by das Kleine Haus in Essen Germany"

On a Day Hiking Trail

The Ruhrgebiet, Germany’s old industrial heartland, may not be rich with cultural sights, but Villa Hügel – the former residence of the Krupp family – on the shores of Lake Baldeney (popular day hiking trail and site for local day trippers) is a must see for anybody with even a faint interest in 20th century history.

It is

Guns And Nazis On A Day Hiking Trail

Guns and Forests in a Ruhrgebiet Hiking Trail

"Statue of Alfred Krupp by the side entrance of the family home Villa Huegel"

Day hiking in Germany Guns and Forest on a Hiking Trail? Over the next few months, I am going to tell you – in a loose series of posts – a little bit about day hikes in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany’s old industrial heartland.

The Ruhrgebiet may not be an area that many foreigners will want to visit for its natural beauty. It is, after all, not the Rhineland or the Black Forest. Even

Guns and Forests in a Ruhrgebiet Hiking Trail