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Bottrop, the smallest city in the Metropolis Ruhr, offers probably the most diverse opportunities for excursions in the Ruhr Area. Whether art museum, theme park, nature experience or indoor ski slope - when it comes to a city break, Bottrop is an exceptionally versatile destination.

The city's landmark is the Tetrahedron, a work of art located upon one of the most beautiful slagheaps in the Metropolis Ruhr. The steel construction is accessible and offers visitors an excellent view over the Ruhr Area from the viewing platform. In the evenings, the entire construction is artistically illuminated, thus becoming an extraordinary photographic object.

Sport and action on the slagheap

With a slope of 640 metres, the alpincenter located next to the Tetrahedron offers skiing fun throughout the year for visitors - both young and old. However, skiing in the Ruhr Area is not the only thing that the adventure hill has to offer. The only summer toboggan run in the Ruhr Area offers fun for all the family. Brave guests can climb hand over hand from platform to platform in the high wire climbing park. Skydiving allows visitors to really take off - in one of the most modern facilities in Europe.

Theme parks for all the family

The excursion destination for families in the Ruhr Area is Movie Park Germany located in Bottrop-Kirchhellen. Europe's unique movie and entertainment park thrills film fans and those with a thirst for adventure. Located in front of an amazing setting in the form of an old moated castle, the Schloss Beck theme park also provides great leisure activities such as roller coasters, water slides and a petting zoo.

On the other hand, art fans find the "Bottrop Quadrat" to be an interesting destination - a museum quarter containing the Joseph Albers Museum as well as the Museum for pre-history and local history exhibitions.

Large natural landscapes located in the north of Bottrop invite visitors to partake in extended hikes. It goes without saying that there are also cycle paths that run through the region, which offer cyclists attractive touring opportunities. A particular experience can be had on the Way of the Cross located upon Haniel Slagheap. Fifteen stations guide the way to the cross that was erected for the pope's visit in 1992.

Top-Highlights in Bottrop
  • alpincenter Bottrop

    The alpincenter Bottrop is the longest indoor ski slope in the world and is open all-the-year.

  • Tetraeder Bottrop

    The Tetraeder, a steel construction with a viewing platform, is the city's landmark.

  • Indoor Skydiving Bottrop

    Im Indoor Skydiving Center in Bottrop, dem ersten Hochleistungs-Windtunnel in Deutschland, wird das Erlebnis zum AIRlebnis.

Further places of interest in Bottrop

The Movie Park Germany in Bottrop-Kirchhellen is Europe’s unique entertainment park

Summer toboggan run

An action-packed summer toboggan run in the Ruhr area is found in the alpine centre in Bottrop.

Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop

The museum centre, Quadrat, was opened in 1976 and in 1983 the Josef Albers Museum was added as an extension.

Further information

Gesellschaft für Stadtmarketing Bottrop
Osterfelder Straße 13
46236 Bottrop
Phone: +49 (0)2041 766 95 0
Fax: +49 (0)2041 766 95 21
E-Mail: marketing(at)bottrop.de

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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