Geosites

Erratic block "Dicker Stein" in Ahlen. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet
Erratic block "Dicker Stein" in Ahlen. Photo: GeoPark Ruhrgebiet
Thrust moraine Tönisberg. Photo: J. Klostermann
Thrust moraine Tönisberg. Photo: J. Klostermann
Coal seam Geitling 3 in Witten-Heven. Photo E. Wührl
Coal seam Geitling 3 in Witten-Heven. Photo E. Wührl

More than 100 geotopes can be visited in the GeoPark Ruhrgebiet. Geotopes are natural objects, deserving protection. They are communicating knowledge about the development of the earth and the evolution of life. They comprise:

  • Natural objects like cliffs, erratoc blocs, springs and caves
  • Parts of the landscape like karst areas, dune fields and thrust moraines
  • Visible rock beds and places of discovery for fossils like quarries, mining tunnels and escarpments

All geotopes are marked and described on the GeoPark Ruhrgebiet interactive map.

Detailed descriptions of the most important geotopes are provided here (in german language).

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