Bochum Local Customs

  • BOCHUM FROM THE COAL MINERS TOWER
    BOCHUM FROM THE COAL MINERS TOWER
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    Fiege
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    BOCHUM AT IT S BEST

    by RitchiS1 Written Jul 9, 2005
    BOCHUM FROM THE COAL MINERS TOWER

    THE GREAT AND FAMOUS YEARLY FESTIVAL ----- B O C H U M T O T A L -----
    YOU LL VE LIVEMUSIC OF LOCAL BANDS .

    AND U CAN TASTE THE LOCAL BEER , LOCAL FOOD AND A LOT OF OTHER FACILITIES !!

    IT IS GREAT EVERYWHERE

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    Friendly people

    by 78Eva Written Jun 21, 2004

    Ok, so Bochum may not be Germany's most beautiful, most interesting, most whatever city (although it really isn't ugly or boring either), but I simply like it there. I find it combines friendly, down-to-earth people with a huge cultural aspect. There are always interesting exhibitions, concerts, readings, plays, movies etc.
    I was surprised at the friendliness of the people there. Perhaps that is because the people from my area are known for being a bit stiff, not very talkative and pretty stubborn. Everywhere in Bochum I felt very welcome and was treated friendly. They say "du" a lot instead of "Sie". In cafes and shops the staff was great. They took some time, they smiled, perhaps even chatted a bit - I think the good feeling that sort of treatment gave me is an indicator for how much people must have gotten used to dealing with unfriendly, ***y, hurried and unpersonal service!

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    Well, like in any other German...

    by Gili_S Updated Sep 30, 2002

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    Well, like in any other German city,
    When the sun is shining, it’s the time
    for the terrace and a beer.
    There are many good places to sit and having a beer. In the centre the pedestrian street but in many local bars too.

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    This his the famous local...

    by RitchiS1 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    This his the famous local musiker HERBERT GRÖNBEMEYER with his homage on his HOMETOWN BOCHUM and the SOCCERCLUB Vfl Bochum

    Bochum
    Groenemeyer Herbert

    tief im westen
    wo die sonne verstaubt
    ist es besser
    viel besser, als man glaubt
    tief im westen
    du bist keine schönheit
    vor arbeit ganz grau
    du liebst dich one schminke
    bist'ne ehliche haut
    leider total verbaut
    aber gerade das macht dich aus
    du hast'n pulsschlag aus stahl
    man hört ihn laut in der nacht
    du bist einfach zu beascheiden
    dein grubengold
    hat uns wieder hochgeholt
    du blume im revier
    bochum
    ich komm' aus dir
    bochum
    ich häng' an dir
    glück auf, bochum
    du bist keine weltstadt
    auf deiner königsalle
    finden keine modenschaun statt
    hier, wo das herz noch zählt
    nicht das gorße geld
    wer wohnt schon in düsseldorf
    bochum........
    du bist das himmelbett für tauben
    und ständig auf koks
    hast im schrebergarten deine laube
    machst mit 'nem doppelpaß
    jeden gegner naß
    du und dein vfl
    bochum........

    English Version

    BOCHUM
    sun still fighting
    through smoke and steam
    life here's better
    than you could ever dream
    life here's better
    life here's better
    i know you're no beauty
    for work's lined your face
    you don't like wearing make-up
    you're an honest place
    where the human race
    isn't always in competition

    your heartbeat's of metal
    it hammers out through the night
    the foundation of prosperity
    you're a working town
    don't let them put you down
    you bloom in your own way

    bochum i call you home
    bochum you're in my bones
    oh, glück auf - my home

    you're not a neon playground
    there are no fashion shows here
    you're not a postcard for the tourists
    here it's the heart that counts
    not the size of bank accounts
    you've never sold yourself away

    bochum...

    may your smile shine on forever
    through the cold dust it gleams
    be proud of your tiny gardens
    proud of your traffic lights
    proud of your chimney-stacks
    proud of your football team!

    bochum ...

    oh, glück auf
    oh, glück auf
    oh, glück auf - my home

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    Bochum has its own song. The...

    by Bagillbaer Written Sep 1, 2002

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    Bochum has its own song. The writer and singer is Herbert Grönemeyer - some might know him as Lieutenant Werner the correspondent appearing in the famous film 'Das Boot'. But his real profession is musician. The song 'Bochum' is widely known in Germany and loads of people can sing along, especially here in the Ruhrpott.

    So here are the infamous lyrics:

    BOCHUM

    Tief im Westen, wo die Sonne verstaubt
    Deep down in the West, where the sun gets dusty
    Ist es besser, viel besser als man glaubt
    It is better, much better than you think
    Tief im Westen - tief im Westen
    Deep down in the West...

    Du bist keine Schönheit, vor Arbeit ganz grau
    You're no beauty, all grey from working
    Du liebst Dich ohne Schminke, bist ne ehrliche Haut
    You love yourself without make-up, you're a plain skin
    Leider total verbaut, aber gerade das macht Dich aus
    Unfortunately utterly messed, but that's exactly what makes you yourself

    Du hast´n Pulsschlag aus Stahl, man hört ihn laut in der Nacht
    You've got a pulse beat of steel, you hear it loud in the night
    Du bist einfach zu bescheiden
    You're simply too modest
    Dein Grubengold hat uns wieder hochgeholt
    Your pit gold hauled us up again
    Du Blume im Revier
    You're the flower of the 'Revier'

    Bochum, ich komm aus Dir
    Bochum, I come from you
    Bochum, ich häng an Dir
    Bochum, I cling to you
    Glück auf, Bochum
    Luck up, Bochum (Glück auf is a traditional miner's greeting)

    Du bist keine Weltstadt, auf Deiner Königsallee
    You're not a cosmopolitan city, on your King's Avenue
    Finden keine Modenschauen statt, hier wo das Herz noch zählt
    No fashion parades take place, here's where the heart still counts
    Nicht das große Geld - Wer wohnt schon in Düsseldorf?
    Not the big money - Who'd live in Düsseldorf anyway?

    Bochum, ich komm aus Dir
    Bochum, ich häng an Dir
    Glück auf, Bochum

    Du bist das Himmelbett für Tauben - und ständig auf Koks
    You're the canopy bed for pigeons - and always on coke
    Hast im Schrebergarten Deine Laube
    Got your bower in the allotment
    Machst mit ´nem Doppelpaß jeden Gegner naß
    You wet every rival with your one-two
    Du und Dein VfL
    You and your VfL (local soccer club)

    Bochum, ich komm aus Dir
    Bochum, ich häng an Dir
    Glück auf, Bochum

    Yeah, Glück auf, everybody ;o)

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    FIEGE

    by Gili_S Updated Jul 27, 2003

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    Fiege

    Fiege is the local pilsner beer, when you order beer, check out that they serve you this one, you can get it almost anywhere and it is just wonderful on a hot summer day.

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    Bochum Total

    by Gili_S Written Jul 14, 2003

    Every summer there is the Bochum Total festival of beer and music. (and more)

    Check the link for the programme details.

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    FIEGE

    by Gili_S Written Sep 30, 2002

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    When you order beer, check out the local brand, which called:
    FIEGE.
    You can get it almost anywhere.

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