Nowhere else can the character of the Ruhr Area be experienced as vividly as in the city of Bochum. The visible industrial past, the ongoings of a pulsating metropolis and the important position as a city dedicated to theatre and trends is all around.

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.

Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum

Experience railway history up close!


Kemnader See

Fun for young and old alike


Deutsches Bergbau-Museum

"Glück auf!" - and down we go into the great depths of the mines



Between Südring and Konrad-Adenauer-Platz


Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

With its airy steel construction, the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum is regarded as one of the prime examples of purely purpose-built civil engineering.


Zeiss Planetarium Bochum

Dare to take a look at the infinite vastness of the starry sky. It is the only full-dome planetarium in the Rhine-Ruhr region.


LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Hannover / Zeche Knirps

The Hannover colliery was built in 1857 and was used for coal mining until its closure in 1973.





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