Halde Haniel in Bottrop, the second highest mining heap in the Ruhr area, just behind the heap Oberscholven, lies at about 128 m/419 ft above sea level in the vicinity of Oberhausen, offering some thrilling opportunities for practicing extreme sports.
Prosper-Haniel slag heap or pile Franz Haniel are also some of the names that Heap Haniel is also occasionally referred to. Measuring its expansion, it reaches at about one-third of the height of Eiffel Tower, and is also the highest ever accessible heap in the Ruhr. The tailing comes primarily from the neighboring Prosper-Haniel I / II.
You will meet religious, mystical, technical and cultural sculptures and objects on the shared for the public part . This stockpile is a destination for dumps, photo and nature lovers, along with the magnificent view that is offered from the summit. The spot is also popular for various extreme sports and especially four wheel driving.
You can begin your adventure at the bottom of the heap, southerly to the Cross with 15 stations that are placed in zigzag on the uphill to the summit. It is the most convenient way to climb this giant man made mountain. The gravel trail is placed at the top along densely forest slopes while the growth on the top is quite low.
Try to ride this trails with the magnificent night lighting and enjoy this route as never before. If you plan on walking, due to the large amount of the very coarse gravel switchbacks to the summit, it is essential that you are in a good physical condition. Do not forget to bring water with you.