The Emscherkunstweg (Emscher Art Trail) is a permanent collection of art in public space: nineteen artistic works accessible to everyone at all times and free of charge.
ART FOR EVERYONE AT ALL TIMES!
The sculpture trail runs along the banks of the Emscher river from its source in Holzwickede to its mouth in Dinslaken, covering over 100 kilometres of cycle paths. Over lengthy stretches the trail follows the cycle path Emscher-Weg, which is well signposted. A number of the art sites are located slightly away from the Emscher-Weg.
Using our website, you can assemble your own route and download it as a GPX file.
We have put together five tours, each comprising an approx. 20-km section of the full route. Enjoy the convenience of letting us guide you from the river’s source to the final artistic sites in Oberhausen and Duisburg!
Every Sunday from April till October we offer a guided tour. For all currently available dates please consult our schedule.
Please note: On the Emscherkunstweg itself there are no road signs giving directions. For most of the route you will find directions signposted along the Emscher-Weg (Emscher Trail). The Emscherkunstweg is best experienced by bike.