Discover city nature in Essen by streetcar

Nature in a big city? Yes! From the Emscher Valley into the Ruhr Valley – nature and urban development can best be experienced with the NaturLinie 105. The NaturLinie 105 is one of Ruhrbahn's scheduled routes and you can get on or off at every stop. Plan your personal journey of discovery on rails now!


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We recommend the 24-hour ticket for your trip with the NaturLinie 105 or use the Ruhrbahn app Zäpp - Download now.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

You can find the timetables of line 105 at, among other places. With the Ruhrbahn app ZÄPP you can easily plan your route and buy the right ticket on the go - also directly from the timetable information. Information about ZÄPP is available at

The NaturLinie 105 runs in the normal service of the Ruhrbahn and you can get on or off at any stop (hop-on hop-off tour). Tickets are available here: Bus driver*in, Ruhrbahn Customer Center, vending machines, Sales Center, Ruhrbahn App ZÄPP and TicketShop. For the trip with the NaturLinie 105, we recommend the 24-/48-hour ticket in price level B.

With the 24-/48-hour ticket, you are mobile on your own or in a group of up to five people on all buses, streetcars and trains (2nd class) of the public transport system. This means you are flexible and can take your personal hop-on hop-off tour.

The trip with the NaturLinie 105 is not a sightseeing tour, but a personally arranged discovery tour. It is best to inform yourself in advance via this website and first make a small selection of the most interesting sights for you. And when you are on your way: Take your time getting on and off the train - it's worth it!

At each stop of the NaturLinie 105, from which a special nature site is accessible, stop signs or notices in station showcases provide information about walking direction and distance. In addition, there is an information leaflet on the NaturLinie 105; you can obtain this at the Ruhrbahn customer centers.

Yes, of course! Children travel free of charge up to the age of six. Children over 6 years of age require a ticket from the children's fare. From the age of 15, the adult fare applies.

If you have a valid ticket, your dog may travel free of charge at any time.

In addition to your regular ticket, you need an ZusatzTicket (additional ticket) for each trip and bicycle. If buses and trains are to be used for the outward and return journey on the same day, you can also purchase the 4erZusatzTicket or the NRW-FahrradTagesTicket.