Dive into the eventful history of mining, marvel at a flying Santa Claus in a reindeer sledge and immerse yourself in the vastness of the universe? All of this is possible in Bochum, the city "deep in the west", which has already been the object of a song of the same name by Herbert Grönemeyer. Here you can experience impressive industrial culture up close, cycle on former railway lines and experience many other superlatives. Stroll through the trendy district with the highest pub density in the Ruhr Area, visit the "most successful musical worldwide running at one location" according to Guinness World Records or let yourself be enchanted by the stars in one of the world's most modern planetariums.
One city, countless possibilities
It is its mix of possibilities that makes Bochum an absolute "must see" in the Ruhr Area. Fans of industrial culture will definitely not miss a visit to the German Mining Museum Bochum and the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. If you are looking for cultural entertainment and want to spend an entertaining evening in the theatre, the Schauspielhaus Bochum is the right place for you. You like it fast? Then don't miss the musical Starlight Express, in which the actors rush through the audience on roller skates. Lake Kemnad provides a certain holiday feeling in Bochum. Here you can cycle, inline skate, pedalo, go for a walk or relax with your feet in the sand , with a cocktail in your hand. The Bochum festival calendar is also impressive: From the Ruhr Zeltfestival to Bochum Total and the Ruhrtriennale, there is something for everyone. An eventful day should always be followed by a nice evening. The Bermude3Eck in Bochum offers everything you need for just that. Let yourself be spoiled in the numerous restaurants, enjoy a "Dönninghaus" at the Bratwursthaus or stroll from bar to bar. Bochum is simply full of experiences!