The cultural life in the Ruhr metropolis is particularly exciting. Every year, renowned music and theatre events such as the Zeltfestival Ruhr, Bochum Total, Urbanatix, the Ruhrtriennale or the Klavier-Festival Ruhr attract several hundred thousand visitors to the city. In addition, the regular performances in the Starlight Express, the performances of the Bochumer Symphoniker or the Schauspielhaus Bochum provide for the very highest quality in terms of live entertainment. Bochum has distinguished itself as one of the densest cultural landscapes in Europe.
The world-renowned German Mining Museum Bochum [Deutsche Bergbau-Museum Bochum], which boasts some 400,000 visitors a year and the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, a modern event venue in the more than 100-year-old walls of the building, are unparalleled in Germany. In addition, there are several other sights to see - from the Art Museum and the Situation Kunst with the art collections of the Ruhr University Bochum and the new underground museum to the zoo and the Zeiss Planetarium Bochum.
The Bermuda3Eck, known far beyond the borders of the city, offers a culinary landscape of more than 80 offerings. The trendy district between Südring and Konrad-Adenauer-Platz has a culinary offering boasting more than 7,000 seats, with an additional 3,000 outdoor seats and more than 3 million visitors each and every year.