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.

The extremely large natural green belt around the city perimeters lets you feel the proximity to Bergisches Land and the Sauerland region. Forests, agricultural land, green spaces and water areas account for two thirds of the total area of the city. In Witten, the Ruhr Valley cycle path leads directly along the Ruhr river with nearly no inclines. The Hohenstein recreation area, the leisure centre on Lake Kemnade and the Muttental valley are sights particularly worth seeing. The Kemnader reservoir with its Ruhr-In-Line skating path is a true El Dorado for inline skaters. The illuminated circuit of about 11 km in length has been in operation since 2013.
More than 30 testimonies of mining history as well as reconstructed industrial monuments line a 9 km long hiking trail. The LWL Industrial Museum Nachtigall colliery presents about 300 years of mining history in the Ruhr Valley. In the Nachtigall gallery, you can experience the world "underground" up close and discover the very last preserved coal seam. The museum is located directly on the Ruhr Valley cycle path and close to the stops of the Ruhr Valley Railway and the MS Schwalbe.

LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall und Bergbaurundwanderweg Muttental

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.


MS "Schwalbe" auf der Ruhr in Witten

Excursion boat trip to Lake Kemnade


Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum Zeche Theresia und Muttenthalbahn in Witten

The site of the former Theresia colliery with its historic buildings is located nearby the Ruhr river, directly along the Ruhr Valley cycle path.





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