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 "The industrial heart of Germany practically stopped beating. Hardly anyone worked; hardly anything ran. The population of the Ruhr area … had to be supported by the rest of the country."
– Adam Fergusson
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The Ruhr Valley is an Industrial Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built along a River adjacent to an Industrial Zone with a Factory.


The Ruhr Valley is one of the most powerful wonders in Civilization VI, massively boosting Production Production, and greatly facilitating both Science and Domination Victories. The Ruhr Valley is also possible to acquire relatively early as compared to the other modern wonders, and it is advisable to rush Industrialization to try and secure the Ruhr Valley before others.

Civilopedia entry[]

Since the 1700s, the Ruhrpott (Ruhr Valley) has been dug up – the coal and iron mines there are some of the most productive in the world. Initially the ore was easily accessible by strip mining; after that was exhausted, the German miners dug deeper. By 1850, some 300 mines were in operation in and around the Ruhrpott. And, since it was troublesome to ship all this elsewhere, collieries, blast furnaces, rolling mills and the high chimneys of the Industrial Revolution shaped the skyline. Nor was coal and steel the only things pouring out of the Ruhr; by 1820 hundreds of water-powered mills were producing textiles, lumber and iron bars. Urban centers filled with wage slaves sprawled across the land … until today Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg and Essen form one interconnected metropolis. With the recent decline of the coal and iron industries, the Ruhrpott has undergone a cultural transformation, and such edifices as the Zeche Zollverein coal mine complex and the Gasometer Oberhausen have been reborn as historical landmarks, even listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites!



Civilization VI Wonders [edit]
Wonders AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only.pngAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-Only.pngChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãEtemenanki1Forbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-Only.pngGreat Bath GS-Only.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-Only.pngKotoku-in R&F-Only.pngMachu Picchu GS-Only.pngMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-Only.pngMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-Only.pngOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-Only.pngPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-Only.pngStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-Only.pngStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-Only.pngTemple of Artemis R&F-Only.pngTerracotta ArmyTorre de Belém1University of Sankore GS-Only.pngVenetian Arsenal
Natural Wonders Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-Only.pngCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-Only.pngEye of the Sahara R&F-Only.pngEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-Only.pngGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-Only.pngKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-Only.pngLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-Only.pngMatterhorn R&F-Only.pngMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-Only.pngMount Vesuvius GS-Only.pngPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-Only.pngPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-Only.pngTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-Only.pngUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only.png
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.