Tetraeder Bottrop

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Tetraeder Bottrop
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JackoMiddlesbrough
Newton Aycliffe, UK882 contributions
Wonderful views
Sep 2019 • Friends
As a piece of art I don't like it, but I have never been one for modern art, as a viewing platform its very good, affording great views of the area. Bit of a hike to the top but not too strenuous.
Written October 11, 2019
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billiboy58
Essen21 contributions
High above the northern Ruhrgebiet
Aug 2019
Here you get stunning views over the north part of the Ruhrgebiet on an architectural highlight in that region. You must not have health problems to climb all the stairs which lead you into heaven.
Written September 17, 2019
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Melissa H
Wegberg, Germany26 contributions
Enjoyable walk with a view!
Aug 2019
The reviews already given sum up this venue well. It was windy and drizzling when we got to the structure and I wish I brought a windbreaker or light jacket with me, but it was still do-able. A good up-hill walk workout. We walked /carried our toddler up the hill, but could have actually taken the stroller given we went up the ramped access. A wheelchair/stroller could get all the way to the top of the hill, but not up the structure itself. Would certainly take out-of-town/overseas visitors here again - something different to see and do.
Written August 17, 2019
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Mark G
Maidenhead, UK291 contributions
Nature reserve with a a surprising view at the top.
Jul 2018 • Family
Firstly make sure you find the car park located due west, This gives you access to the staircase which is to the south (good for going down) or the zigzag path on the west side. We parked to the North which was fine but meant we had a longer walk up through the woods. The planting is quite mature now so it is very pleasant walk but takes at least half an hour and then there's the structure on the top!
This is free(!) but then there are no cafe's or facilities. The view is really good and it's not too difficult to climb up the stairs. My family enjoyed it and bI thought it was one of the best things to do in the area.
Written August 3, 2018
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Mick1803
Koeniz, Switzerland633 contributions
Industrial area went green. This is the view
Apr 2018 • Friends
On a clear day you overlook the cities of Bottrop, Oberhausen, Essen and Gelaenkirchen. You can even see as far as the Skyline of Dusseldorf. The view gives a good impression how green the Ruhr area has become. There are some coal mine monuments (very few still operating), some taller buildings and of course a football stadium sticking out of what seems to be a huge forest. Amazing.
Written May 2, 2018
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Bonglabongla
215 contributions
Windy but worth it!
Oct 2017 • Couples
Not to hard to climb up itself, but you have to park/alight the bus below and hike up a rather steep hill to it. The path is wide and tarmaced so you don't need hiking boots etc. Below are signs describing the sights across the view, as you are already quite high up on top of the hill. You could stay here if you don't fancy the structure although it is an easy climb and you get a superb view of the Ruhr area, which despite lots of heavy industry, is greener than you think. No entry costs.
Written October 29, 2017
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Traveller87987687
Bangkok, Thailand3,110 contributions
Most underrated view point in Germany!
May 2017 • Couples
When I told friends that I visited the Tetraeder in Bottrop, they all said that it is nothing special and not worth visiting. I beg to differ! I was deeply impressed by the sheer size of the structure.

For many years I saw the four-sided pyramid, several times a year, when driving along the A42 autobahn. And every time I thought that one day I would go there. And then I did.

We had trouble to find the right parking lot from where the short hike up the hill starts, because you cannot see it from the road. When we reached the top there were two breathtaking things: The Tetraeder and the view. Amazing!

The highest platform is really…well, high. It is nothing for the faint of heart. If you are scared of hights better reconsider. The open steel mesh floor allows you to look right down to the bottom, around 38 meters below.

The structure is set on an artificial hill made from waste rock or materials overlying an ore or mineral body that are displaced during mining without being processed. The hilltop is barren land that looks like a lunar landscape and is in stark contrast to the rest of the hill which is green and forested. The “summit” of the hill is 90 meters higher that the surrounding land.

Beware of strong winds!

The Tetraeder (German for: tetrahedron) is the town’s landmark of Bottrop.

A visit is highly recommended, especially at sunset. And it is for free.
Written October 29, 2017
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Cardene26
Halle, Belgium175 contributions
Nice view, cool structure.
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is certainly something thats unique and unusual. Especially in the Bottrop area of Germany, which isn't really a tourist hotspot. So its certainly a hidden gem to the more western visitors. But i do highly recommend, as it is so picturesque and unique. It makes for a great little hike to get to the pyramid, and once there, a very vertical stroll all the way up to the top. If you are scared of heights this probably isn't for you, but if you want to see a great 360 view of some German landscape, whilst onto of some modern architecture, then this is a must.
Written July 14, 2017
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wja96
Leamington Spa26 contributions
Don't look down!
May 2017 • Solo
This is great, but the open steel mesh floor on the first platform genuinely freaked me out. Just push on through and keep walking and the upper platforms have solid floors and stunning views.

This is the best Halde in Ruhrgebiet. If you're only doing one, do this one. It's genuinely stunning.
Written May 29, 2017
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GraceStefanie
Amsterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions
Wonderful view over the Ruhrarea
Aug 2016
I went to the Tetraeder last Sunday and it is now definitely one of my favorite sights in that area. From up there you have a wonderful view over the entire Ruhrarea. However, the way to the top can be a bit scary if you are afraid of hights. I recommend to go if you are in that area.

A parking lot free of charge is located right next to the little hill you need to hike up to.
Written August 12, 2016
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