With irs population of around 95,000 residents, Witten is the largest city in the Ennepe-Ruhr district on the south-eastern edge of the Ruhr Area. The wooded hills of the Ardey Mountains as well as the Ruhr with its gentle floodplain landscape and the dammed Kemnader Lake characterise the landscape of the city, which is rich in contrasts.
You can experience 450 years of mining history at the local recreation area Wittener Muttental. Over 30 stations on foot or with the museum railway depict a vivid picture of the origins of mining. These include the LWL Industrial Museum, the visitor gallery, the mine and light railway museum as well as the former miners' prayer house.Details
The site of the former Theresia colliery with its historic buildings is located nearby the Ruhr river, directly along the Ruhr Valley cycle path.Details