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Dumps and landmarks characterise the Ruhr area.
Many of the slag heaps were developed into so-called landmarks. Art objects have made them landmarks for the new Ruhr area and the inhabitants of the region appreciate the slag heaps today as new areas for recreation on their doorstep.