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Bergkamen is a "green" town and with several nature reserves, the "Grosses Holz" slagheap and numerous waterways, the town is an ideal destination in the Ruhr Area for excursions into nature.

Bergkamen possesses a true highlight when it comes to water tourism in the form of the Westphalian Rünthe Marina Sport Boat Centre. The location next to the River Lippe, River Seseke and the Datteln Hamm Canal provides sport boat captains with an ideal cruising area in the Ruhr Area. The large harbour festival is one of the most important water sport events in the Ruhr Area.

A visit to the Bergkamen Town Museum provides visitors with exciting insights into the history of the town that stretches back to the ancient Romans. In addition to the Roman Section in the museum, the Roman history of the town can also really be experienced with a visit to the archaeological excavation of the Oberaden Roman camp". Exciting industrial heritage locations can also be found in the town of Bergkamen - a town that was once famous for being the largest mining town in Europe.

Culture in Bergkamen

In addition to the diversified cultural delights that include programs from the "studio theater bergkamen" and the exhibitions in the town gallery "sohle1" for example, Bergkamen always continues to surprise visitors - both young and old - with creative and extraordinary offerings. The Bergkamen Youth Art School and Music School invite you to take part in your own artistic activities.

Sports in Bergkamen

In addition to water sport, there are many sport opportunities on offer in Bergkamen - cycling, horseback riding, ball sports or crazy golf to name just a few. The approximately 100 kilometres of cycle paths invite visitors to partake in extended cycling tours.

Shopping in Bergkamen

Shopping in Bergkamen is multi-faceted. As the largest of its kind in the region, the Thursday Market located at the city market is particularly worth a visit. However, the "Nordberg", "Stadtmitte West" and "Nordberg-Center" pedestrian zones are also ideal for shopping trips.

Further information

City Bergkamen
Wirtschaftsförderung und Stadtmarketing
Rathausplatz 1
59192 Bergkamen
Phone: (02307) 965 215
Fax: (02307) 692 99
E-Mail: stadtmarketing(at)bergkamen.de

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