To be honest: the Ruhr area is not the typical tourist destination but suprisingly it has more to offer than you might think! Especially the combination of Coal and Culture in Essen sparked my interest. More detailed: the transformation of the industrial area to the European capital of culture in 2010.
Let me show you one of the most impressive coal mines and a space for creative people, called the “Unperfekthaus” (the Unperfect House):
“Moving Forward” by Dmitry Lifsthiz
Shownotes “Coal and Culture in Essen”
Coal Mine Zeche Zollverein industrial complex – museum and cultural center:
Unperfekthaus – the creative space in the center of Essen: