Discovery loop industrial trail & art trail



18,03 km long
theme trail
The "Industry Path and Art Path" discovery loop runs from the eastern to the western edge of Ratingen. This special route, the only discovery loop with a different start and finish, leads along the Ratingen industrial path and the art path.
Along the natural meadows of the Angertal, through historical parks and through the recreation area at the Grüner See, you will come across numerous works of art in public space, e.g. B. a grazing "horse", a "man in deer antlers" or "heaven on earth".

The route begins in the district of Homberg, in the very east of Ratingen, and runs over 17 km to Ratingen West. At the start and finish point, this discovery loop connects directly to the 9th stage of the neanderland STEIG. About half of the way leads through the natural and culturally fascinating Angertal. Here the path follows a large section of the Ratinger industrial path along the Anger past mills, manor houses and imposing facilities that bear witness to the importance of running water in the early days of industrialization. Examples include the Auermühle and the LVR Industrial Museum Cromford.

The Ratinger Kunstweg, which was created in 2002 as part of the EUROGA, also accompanies this loop of discovery. Well-known contemporary artists, who are connected to the city of Ratingen in different ways, have contributed to a creative landscape design with their art in public space, which impressively combines nature and culture.

Good to know

Visitor volume

Arrival & Parking

Start: Homberg cemetery car park, Grashofweg 7
Destination: Volkardey recreation park car park, Volkardeyer Straße

Public transportation

Start bus stop Dorfstraße, lines 748, 761, 771
Destination bus stop Nösenberg, Ratingen West, lines 752, 754


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0


our recommendation

LVR Industrial Museum - Cromford Textile Factory and Poensgen Park


tour dates
Start: Dorfstrasse, 40882 Ratingen Homberg
Destination: Volkardey recreation park, Volkardeyer Straße, 40882 Ratingen


04:40 p.m

18,03 km





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