Football and industry: tradition and culture
The Schalke city on the Rhine-Herne Canal has more to offer than just top-flight football. One of the main attractions has to be the ZOOM theme park, the former Ruhr Zoo, with its four themed areas. A host of musical and
sporting events, such as the Gelsenkirchen Jazz Days or the Ruhr Olympic Game, take up a lot of space on the city's calendar of events. There is much of the industrial culture, which once defined the area so strongly, to experience along the route.