from Loekenfranke (Michael Loeken, Ulrike Franke)
production management Carolin Lutz

Thanks to Lenny Putz, Uwe van Hoorn, Tanja van Hoorn, Andreas Gehrke, Johanna Romberg, Thomas Griersohn-Pflieger, Peter Stollfuss

The cycle route between Gelsenkirchen Hauptbahnhof and PACT Zollverein leads through a range of different green belt sites, parks and open spaces. What is the understanding of nature that lies behind them and how do they programme us to treat nature? At three points along the route loekenfranke have created so-called ›Nature Offices‹, where highly contrasting views of nature can be presented – or better: listened to. Because what they are most interested in is how we treat birds. From prize-winning carrier pigeons to life-saving canaries to wild kites, they present birds as indicators of the state of the society in which we live.


The route of the trail is marked with blue arrows. Seven places are marked with a blue circle. At these stations, the 5-7 minute tracks of the respective number can be listened to.

start point
Gelsenkirchen central station
Bahnhofsvorplatz 10, 45879 Gelsenkirchen

start point
PACT Zollverein
Bullmannaue 20A, 45327 Essen

The tracks can be downloaded to your own phone in advance or on site at the advertising pillars.

Download Tracks

© Michael Loeken
© Michael Loeken