by Loekenfranke (Michael Loeken, Ulrike Franke)
Cooperation Leonard Putz

With voices of Johanna Romberg, Thomas Griesohn-Pflieger, Achim Gehrke, Peter Stollfuss, Maria Vogt 
Translation / Engl. voice Mary Dobrian
Production management Carolin Lutz

Thanks to Uwe van Hoorn, Tanja van Hoorn

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 tracks can be played live from this page, using mobile data. Alternatively, the tracks can also be downloaded in advance to your own phone via WLAN. Free storage space is required for this


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

start point
Gelsenkirchen central station
Bahnhofsstr. 78-84, 45879 Gelsenkirchen

start point
PACT Zollverein
Bullmannaue 20A, 45327 Essen

The route can also be accessed via Google Maps here.

© Michael Loeken
© Michael Loeken