Ruhrpott – District in upheaval

Crisis, start-ups and the Silk Road

With more than five million inhabitants, the Ruhr region is the largest metropolitan area in Germany. It extends from Duisburg in the southwest to Hamm in the northeast. There are a total of 53 cities and communities in the Ruhr region – all of them are only a few kilometers apart. The first episode of our two-part documentary series shows the economic prospects of the once proud industrial region, and the second episode deals with the way of life in this melting pot.