Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 3.3 km
Ascend 59 m
Descend 60 m

Explore Mülheim an der Ruhr in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Mülheim an der Ruhr

Sight 1: Kunstmuseum Mülheim

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The municipal art museum of Mülheim an der Ruhr shows art from the 20th and early 21st centuries. Since 1994, it has been located in the listed former imperial main post office at Synagogenplatz 1 in the centre of the city. The museum is one of the twenty-one RuhrKunstMuseums. Another art museum in the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr is the private MMKM MUSEUM MODERNE KUNST MÜLHEIM, which is located at Ruhrstraße 3 at the inner city park "Ruhranlage" in the listed Villa Schmitz-Scholl.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE), Website

407 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Petrikirche

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The Evangelical Petrikirche, the oldest church building in Mülheim an der Ruhr, goes back to the chapel of a medieval manor on today's church hill. It is one of eight churches in the church circle that are listed.

Wikipedia: Petrikirche (Mülheim) (DE), Website

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Altstadt

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Altstadt I is a district and the historical core of the independent, North Rhine-Westphalian city of Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Wikipedia: Altstadt I (Mülheim an der Ruhr) (DE)

858 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 4: Wasserbahnhof

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The water train station in Mülheim an der Ruhr is a pier of the white fleet. The water station is located on the lock island of the Ruhr lock in Mülheim, on which the Ruhrnatur house is also located.

Wikipedia: Wasserbahnhof (DE)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Haus Ruhrnatur (Naturkundemuseum)

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Haus Ruhrnatur in Mülheim an der Ruhr was established in 1992 by the Rheinisch-Westfälische Wasserwerksgesellschaft, which is currently part of the E.ON Group. Similar to the Aquarius Water Museum of the same owner, it is dedicated to the theme of "water".

Wikipedia: Haus Ruhrnatur (DE), Website

135 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Wasserkraftwerk Kahlenberg

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Wasserkraftwerk Kahlenberg

The Kahlenberg hydropower plant is one of two running hydropower plants in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The power plant is located in the Altstadt I district a good 13 kilometers before the Ruhr muzzle into the Rhine. It is located on the lock canal between the Dohninsel with the Broicher striking and the lock island of the Ruhr lock in Mülheim.

Wikipedia: Wasserkraftwerk Kahlenberg (DE), Website

628 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Wilhelminenkirche

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The Evangelical Church Broich is a neo-Gothic hall church in the district of Broich in Mülheim an der Ruhr. It is one of eight churches in the church circle, which are protected by monuments. From 1 August 2011, Broicher Kirche is one of three churches of the new Evangelical Church of Broich-Saarn.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Broich (DE)

607 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 8: Broich Castle

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258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Ringlokschuppen

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Ringlokschuppen Hans-Jürgen Wiese / CC BY 2.5

The Ringlokschuppen in Mülheim an der Ruhr is a place for advanced cultural projects of the free scene - theater, music, dance, performance, reading - and venue for the big festivals in the Ruhr area, the Ruhrtriennale, the Mülheim pieces and the impulses.

Wikipedia: Ringlokschuppen Mülheim (DE), Website, Heritage Website

132 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Camera Obscura

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The Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films is a permanent exhibition on the development of moving images before the invention of cinematography. Together with the world's largest walk-in camera obscura, the museum is housed in a 25.5 m high water tower in the Broich district of Mülheim. Together with the neighbouring roundhouse, the water tower is part of the Industrial Heritage Trail.

Wikipedia: Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films (EN), Website, Facebook, Instagram, Heritage Website


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