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Steigerung der Erlebbarkeit der Ruhr im urbanen Raum


Steigerung der Erlebbarkeit der Ruhr im urbanen Raum

Increasing Nature Experience of the Ruhr in the Town of Arnsberg


Umweltbundesamt 2019: Steigerung der Erlebbarkeit der Ruhr im urbanen Raum. Video. Online:

More than 20 individual measures were implemented to ensure the continuity and restoration of the Ruhr in Arnsberg. This resulted in a near-natural river landscape in the middle of the city. The restored Ruhr is increasingly shaping the cityscape. Flood protection has also improved significantly.

This video explains restoration measures at the river Ruhr. The project manager shares his experiences in an interview. The video is part of a series of ten videos on river restoration projects in Germany, which were created for the information portal river restoration of the German Federal Environment Agency (

The restored areas of the Ruhr offer the population new urban opportunities for recreation and environmental education.


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Interview partner: Dieter Hammerschmidt (Stadt Arnsberg)

Script, Direction: Georg Lamberty (Planungsbüro Zumbroich)
Production: Melanie Kemper (Ecologic Institute)
Scientific Advice: Stephan Naumann (Umweltbundesamt), Falko Wagner (Institut für Gewässerökologie und Fischereibiologie Jena)

Camera, Cutting, Sound: Marco Linke (Medieningenieurbüro Manntau)
Speaker: Julia Gruber
Music: StockSounds – Upbeat Acoustic Uplifting Inspiring Corporate (Envato Market)
Cutting: Lena Aebli (Ecologic Institute)

Published in
UBA online portal River Restoration
4:02 min
Project ID
restoration, watercourse, hydromorphology, water framework direction, WFD, 2027
Germany, Ruhr
online, information platform, internet, website, infographic, video