Between Ennepe and Ruhr...
..not even a 20 minute-drive from the large cities of Bochum, Essen, Hagen, Wuppertal and Dortmund takes you to an enchanting landscape here – rivers and lakes, rolling valleys, densely forested hills and in-between small towns with historic town-centres. The Ruhr Valley to the North of the Ennepe-Ruhr-district presents its line of lakes, one after the other, like a string of pearls.
Even the valley dams in the South of the district offer you serenity and relaxation. The large number of forts and mansions point to the important historical past of the region and the industrial museums, Henrichshütte and Zeche Nachtigall stand as testimonies of its industrial history and offer you tours into the recent past.