Die Halden des Ruhrgebiets (AT)

In the middle of NRW you will find the largest artificial low mountain range in the world. The Alps of the Ruhr area consist of more than 70 slagheaps - dumps for the then worthless mining products from the extraction of hard coal. Today, the renaturalized former gray eyesores are popular natural spaces and recreational arenas that offer many surprises and are waiting to be discovered by the North Rhine-Westphalians. In our documentary, we embark on a cinematic mountain hike across the peaks and through the valleys of the "Alps of the Ruhr".

Duration45 min
Written byWilm Huygen
Directed byWilm Huygen
ProducersHarry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann