Journey through time in the Emscher region

Over the course of the last two centuries, the face of the Emscher has changed dramatically a number of times. An untamed river through a sparsely populated landscape became a straightened, open wastewater channel through a densely populated industrial region. Now the face of the Emscher is changing for a third time. In future, the main and subsidiary waterways will again become near-natural bodies of water in a region that has mastered the transition from a heavy industry location into a location for services and high technology. Experience the change in the Emscher step by step in a virtual journey through time.