Shaped by decades of coal mining, Germany’s Ruhr region is now at the heart of the country’s logistics and energy industries. We wanted to find out what effect the decline of traditional industry has had on the area.
On June 24, the Ruhr region is presenting Extra Shift: A Night of Industrial Culture. Former collieries, ironworks, spoil tips and railway lines become illuminated venues, bringing their beauty to light.
Economically weak municipalities in Germany's Ruhr region hope to raise property values in problematic neighborhoods by tearing down junk buildings. The local state government is putting up 30 million euros for project.
Check-in host Lukas Stege visits the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. He explores mystical lunar landscapes and strolls through city parks that have replaced industrial wastelands. An urban adventure.
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