Alsumer Berg

The Alsumer Berg affords a fantastic view of the surrounding industrial backdrop, the Rhine and the landscape alongside the Lower Rhine. The summit, which rises approximately 50 metres above the Rhine, is a popular meeting point for walkers, cyclists and photographers.

An eventful past

Alsum was once a small fishing village on the Emscher, which still flowed into the Rhine. The village was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War. In the post-war years the area significantly subsided as a result of the mining activities beneath it, causing further damage. The last resident left Alsum in 1965. For many years the area was used as a rubbish dump. By 1980 a heap had formed, which was subsequently covered with greenery. Today it is a popular destination among explorers and industrial photographers.

Rhine embankment with a view of the Alsumer Berg

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