With a population of around 95,000, Witten is the largest city in the Ennepe-Ruhr district on the southeastern edge of the Ruhrgebiet. The forested hills of the Ardey Mountains as well as the Ruhr River with its gentle floodplain landscape and the dammed Kemnader See dominate the landscape of this city rich in contrasts.
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The exceedingly large green belt around the city area makes one feel the proximity to the Bergisches Land and Sauerland. Forests, agricultural areas, green spaces and water areas take up two thirds of the total area of the city. In Witten, the RuhrtalRadweg leads directly along the Ruhr with almost no inclines. Particularly worth seeing are the Hohenstein recreation area, the Kemnader See recreation center and the Muttental valley. The Kemnader reservoir with its Ruhr in-line skating track is considered an El Dorado for inline skaters. Since 2013, there has been an approximately 11 km long circuit here that is illuminated in the evening.
More than 30 mining testimonies and industrial monuments reconstructed down to the last detail line a 9-km-long mining history hiking trail. The LWL industrial museum Zeche Nachtigall informs about 300 years of mining history in the Ruhrtal. In the Nachtigall gallery, you can experience the world "underground" and discover the last preserved coal seam. The museum is located directly on the RuhrtalRadweg and near the stops of the RuhrtalBahn and the MS Schwalbe.