Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
is a city known for its cultural and historical attractions. One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the renowned Schauspielhaus Bochum
, which has been in existence since 1919 and regularly performs plays. Another highlight is the successful musical Starlight Express, which has been performed since 1988 in a specially built theater.
For history enthusiasts, Bochum
offers over twelve museums that provide insights into the history of the city and the region. Particularly worth seeing are the German Mining Museum and the Bochum
Art Museum. The Bochum
Railway Museum displays over 120 rail vehicles from 1853 to today.
Music lovers also get their money's worth in Bochum
. The Bochumer
Symphoniker is an important orchestra in western Germany and performs at the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. For fans of rock music, there is the free Rock Festival Bochum
Total, which has been taking place since 1986.
City Hall is a significant building with a carillon of 28 cast steel bells. Numerous churches can also be found in Bochum
, including the Propsteikirche St. Peter and Paul, the oldest church in the city, as well as the Pauluskirche with Gerhard Marcks' Peace Memorial. Other attractions include the Zeiss Planetarium, Jahrhunderthalle, and Kuhhirtendenkmal.
For leisure activities, Bochum
offers Kemnader See with numerous options such as Heveney leisure pool, skateboarding course, and passenger ships. In Stiepel, there is Stiepeler Dorfkirche, Cistercian monastery, and pilgrimage church St. Marien.
is not only known for its football teams but also for other sports such as steel darts, billiards, and American football. The Bermuda3eck is the most important pub center in the Ruhr area with 60 gastronomic establishments.
Throughout the year, numerous festivals and events take place in Bochum
. In May, for example, there is the Steam Festival at Zeche Hannover, in June the ExtraSchicht, and in August the Bochum
Music Summer. The popular Oktoberfest takes place in October.
If you are looking for a cozy accommodation after a stay in Bochum
, you should take a closer look at Rittergut Haus Laer
. The hotel
offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Some units even have a kitchenette with a refrigerator and a stove. The Ruhr University is only a few kilometers away.
offers a variety of attractions for every taste as well as numerous opportunities for leisure activities and relaxation. Whether you are interested in history, art or music or just want to spend a cozy evening in a pub - you will certainly find what you are looking for in Bochum
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