As the center of the Ruhr area, Bochum is the ideal starting point of all kinds of trips and activities in and around Bochum. The Folkwang Museum in Essen is one of the most beautiful art galleries of the Ruhr area and fascinates hundreds of thousands of visitors each year with its collections and exhibitions. The LWL Museum of Archeology in Herne impresses its visitors with a 3,000m² underground digging site with over 10,000 objects that allow you to gain an insight into human history in the Ruhr area. The Ruhr museum is located in the old coal washing facilities of the World Heritage Site “Zeche Zollverein“. As a regional museum its permanent exhibits display the entire natural and cultural history of the Ruhr area and does not consider itself a classical industrial museum, but the window to and memory of the “Ruhr Metropolis“.
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