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Free of charge, Admission free


between 30 min. and max. 2.5 hrs.

Mo–Fr 9–16 Uhr

The BIPARCOURS "Ruhr Museum and Zollverein".

The BIPARCOURS "Ruhr Museum auf Zollverein" is a rally with your own smartphone through the Ruhr Museum and the Zollverein Park. The course is an ideal introduction to the Ruhr region. It is very well suited as a "first contact" with the Ruhr Museum and the industrial nature at the Zollverein World Heritage Site. During the varied tour, various aspects of the history of the Ruhr region are highlighted in the museum, as well as the flora and fauna of the Zollverein industrial wasteland.

The rally takes students through five approximately half-hour sections using their own smartphones:

In the Ruhr Museum 1. how everything works (24-meter level) 2. the present (17-meter level) 3. the memory (12-meter level) 4. the history (6-meter level).

In the Zollverein Park 5. the industrial nature

The cell phone rally contains quizzes, sorting tasks and information, videos are shot and selfies are taken. The appealing design and creative tasks offer young users an entertaining tour and they get to talk to each other. It is also possible to play only individual sections (e.g. for smaller classes, with a tight time budget or in very bad weather).

The course is available in different languages :German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian, Serbian, Farsi/Dari. The use of BIPARCOURS in the Ruhr Museum is therefore also very suitable for bilingual classes, international schools, exchange groups and lateral entry classes.

The QR codes to download the different languages

The BIPARCOURS app works completely offline after the content has been downloaded to the smartphone. There is an access-free WLAN hotspot available at the Ruhr Museum for this purpose. Admission to the Ruhr Museum is free of charge for students under 25 years of age.

For more information on the BIPARCOURS "Ruhr Museum auf Zollverein" and its organization, please read theInformation for teachers


The BIPARCOURS "The Germanic Settlement Überruhr Hinsel

With the tour, pupils* can discover the archaeological traces of the Germanic tribes and the history of their excavations over 50 years ago on site in Essen-Überruhr. During the Roman imperial period almost 2,000 years ago, there was a Germanic settlement under the soil of the present-day Essen district of Überruhr-Hinsel. There, in the area of the "Sonderfeld", archaeological excavations took place in the 1960s. The course takes the students on a varied tour through today's residential area, where no traces of the settlement can be found today.

On their way, the students independently track down specific locations in the public outdoor area, answer questions about the Germanic settlement and the excavations, and record their own photo or audio files. Depending on the size of the school class, several groups can be formed to complete the course independently. This consists of a total of six sections. The first ("start") and the last ("end") must be chosen at the beginning and at the end of the course respectively, the order of the others is arbitrary. Depending on the time budget or weather conditions, only individual sections can be played.

The BIPARCOURS takes about 2.5 hours, but not all sections have to be played.

It can be played by students of all types of secondary schools. It conveys the results of archaeological research on the ancient past of the Essen city area.

The BIPARCOURS in Überruhr was prepared in the winter semester 2021/22 by the Ruhr Museum as part of a course of the History Institute at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Department of Ancient History, and supported by the Überruhrer Bürgerschaft e.V..

All further information for teachers including operating instructions for the biparcours in Überruhr can be found here can be found here.



The BIPARCOURS project

BIPARCOURS is a free learning tool from Bildungspartner NRW to support learning at school and at extracurricular learning sites in NRW. The offer is aimed at students of all school types from secondary level I. Further information on the overall project is available at www.biparcours.de


Two visitors high-five each other and rejoice in the permanent exhibition.
A group of young visitors take a photo in the permanent exhibition.
Two visitors puzzle over an exhibit in the permanent exhibition using the BIPARCOURS app.
Three young visitors take a selfie in front of the Doppelbock on the grounds of Zollverein.
Any questions?

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