Ruhrort and women

Especially in the port district of Ruhrort, strong women held the fate of the district in their hands for many long years.

Strong personalities in three centuries

Find out more about three important Ruhrort women who pulled the strings here for three centuries. Aletta Haniel, a single mother and successful entrepreneur from the 18th century, Amalie Weidner-Steinhaus, a folk poet from the 19th century, and Johanna Niederhellmann, a committed resistance fighter during the Nationalist Socialist era.

In addition, you will learn interesting things about the working world of women in the course of industrialisation, inland shipping life and anecdotes on local history.


Individually on request (opens in a new tab).

Important note: until further notice, we are applying our hygiene concept for city tours. This means that a minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained and, if necessary, mouth and nose protection must be worn. From November 1st, 2021, the 2-G rule will also apply to our events (fully vaccinated or recovered).


German, French, Spanish

Duration and price

2 hours, EUR 140.00 / group (in German language 120 EUR / group), max. of 25 persons

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