There are still many prejudices that the region where are living right now, the “Ruhrgebiet”, is ugly grey and not attractive at all. My mom who spend some years of her childhood here, told me that you could not leave your white laundry outside on some days, since it would have been grey due to the air pollution. But these days are long gone and today there are many really nice spots where you can walk along green avenues and watch bird flying by. And besides the Diesel cars you can even go outside without an air mask 😉 .
We found a short round in Bochum in a walking app and with about 6km it was perfect for a sunny day.
Have a good weekend!