“Arbeits_spuren” is a route along the traces of work in an industrial region. The existing route leads through a typical section of the tool town of Remscheid and its landscape: from small industry to large-scale industry, from natural space to urban landscape. In addition to the direct experience of the route and its local peculiarities, the project has an overarching goal: to represent the vital and nationally important identity of the city. It’s about the tools and the industrial life of the city. The location of the former railway line conveys this identity through small parks and interventions on the subject of tools. The route, which leads through sometimes very heterogeneous areas, is held together by a continuous floor graphic with pictorial symbols by the artist Gerd Arntz. The project is supplemented by large-scale banners, which show other motifs by Gerd Arntz in a kind of outdoor gallery on fire walls of former factory buildings.