Bochum Travel Guide

  • My Bochum
    My Bochum
    by robertbaum
  • My Bochum
    My Bochum
    by robertbaum
  • My Bochum
    My Bochum
    by robertbaum

Bochum Things to Do

  • See Starlight Express

    The muscial by Andrew Lloyd Weber has been playing in Bochum for about 10 years now. It's still playing nightly and since this show does not come very ofter to North America I reccomend that you see it here. The downside???? It's in German.. the upside?? You'll probably understand it anyway, and it worth going for the costumes and the action. The...

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  • Neighbourhoods by the Ruhr River

    It is really nice to walk around the nice Neighbourhoods by the Ruhr River. Some houses are very old and very nice just by the river as this one in this picture.

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  • HOMAGE TO THE COALMINERS OF RUHRAREA

    RUHRGEBIET / RUHRAREATHIS IS THE FAMOUS MUSEUM OF THE GERMAN COALMINERS THE MUSEUM OPENS THE WHOLE YEARIT MAY BE A GOOD DECISION TO VISIT THE MUSEUM WHEN THE WEATHER IS BADI VE BEEN FIRST TIME IN MY LIVE IN THIS MUSEUM , IT S VERY INTERESTING WALK UNDER 17 METERS UNDER THE EARTH AND WAS A GREAT DEMONSTRATION OF THE HARD WORK OF THE COALMINERSYOU...

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  • The Bismarckturm Tower II

    The Bismarckturm (Bismarcktowers) build around the world in the 19th. century.This one is here in Bochum City Park. You can read more about those towers in the following link:Bismarckturm

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  • The Bismarckturm Tower

    The Bismarckturm (Bismarcktowers) build around the world in the 19th. century.This one is here in Bochum City Park. You can read more about those towers in the following link:Bismarckturm

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  • Up we go... -Bismarckturm

    The Bismarck Tower is situated in Bochum's municipal park.During the summer the tower is open to the public and without having to pay any entrance fee (yes, it's for free!) you may climb up the stairs and enjoy the view from the top. On a clear day Bismarck Tower is a great place to take photos of the city.

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Bochum Restaurants

  • DONT MISS LOCAL FOOD

    NICE INTERIOR , SEEMED A LITTLE LIKE A RESTAURANT IN A OLD RALWAYSTATION.It is Prefered MEETINPOINT FOR STUDENTS .The main dishes you ll have all around eggs .Brekfast until 18.00 h. My favorite dish was GRATIN POTATOES WITH GORGONZOLA AND SPINACH .

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  • Sooooo good!

    At this very stylish place you can get different kinds of coffee, cookies, brownies, bagles and chiabatta.There are just about three or four small tables inside but in the summer there are tables outside as well so you can have a really large coffee and watch the people passing by.By the way: Espresso machines and coffee is sold at the Gloria's as...

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  • Spitz

    I have been in many pubs in Bochum, this one I visited often because it was close to the place I stay, it has the general selections of beers, but the service lately been lousy.

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  • Three Star Fries

    Once upon a time there was a very talented chef in a big and expensive restaurant. He had to prepare all those fancy dishes for his guests: caviar, lobster, steaks...But when he came home late at night he could not stop thinking of fries, sausages, cole slaw and homemade hamburgers.Something had to be done about that. He thought and calculated and...

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  • Great food

    Nice ambience. You can choose between rustic beer pub and more modern restaurant. The dishes also are different depending on the place. In the pub you find more rustic regional, cheaper food, in the restaurant dishes with a modern touch, inspired from regional, asian and mediterranian kitchen. But at both places the food is good. You can also get...

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  • Spanish German Style

    A nice evening meal here with very friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant has an outside patio area which is nice on a warmer evening.Food was good though took a while to arrive. Not badly priced with mains around 15 euro. Tapas dishes at around 4 to 5 euro.Not sure about Spanish 'authenticity' though. Appears to have a bowling alley in the...

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Bochum Nightlife

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  • Dancing, drinking, & possible picking up

    Havent been there myself, but locals recommended it, I guess they were desperate, not me, I had my "local share" already. Everything goes.

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  • Höllentanz

    Ebm, Industrial, Gothic, Mittelater, Classics, Obscure specials, and eighties - a double floor cafe and dancefloor with room for concerts. I attended the 3-25-06 evening, with the EVP release party and CD Verlosung. DJ's Carsten and Kylon and Gawl. Very aesthetic, charming, and somber, its a good night of Gothic enjoyment with two dance floors to...

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  • burmuda triangle- its mad and you love...

    The burmuda triangle....so called because you will enter and never leave. there are too many bars to mention, and at one end there are kebab and fast food shops open till 6am for us when we leave. So warm up at the burmuda triangle and take the 5 mn walk past the fountain to Riff, our night spot. A nightclub which plays every type of music under...

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Bochum Transportation

  • U-bahn (subway) in bochum

    For a so-called high-level, modernized country like Germany who proclaims to have everything the best, all modernized and up to standard, the "ticket controller" system on the rickety, antiquated subways bring tourists and visitors to a gasp! This low-level, grey-collar industrial mining area of Germany with their mean Hitler-looking men who walk...

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  • Tram & subway

    The tram & subway are going all over the city and there are even trams that going to neighbouring cities as Gelsenkirchen and Hattingen. They are very comfortable to use and you can buy your ticket from the ticket machine on the tram itself. Single ticket cost 1.85.

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  • Train

    There are many trains going through Bochum, direct trains coming from Aachen, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Essen and other big cities in the area.In the city there is subway, trams & buses that will take you anywhere.

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Bochum Shopping

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    Discover

    by Gili_S Updated Jan 10, 2004

    Good local CD store, if you look for something special, this is the place.

    What to buy: Tori Amos, Boston, David Bowie, Church, Leonard Cohen, Sheryl Crow, Cult, Cure, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, Tanya Donelly, Bob Dylan, Enya, John Fogerty, Garbage, Gong, Peter Hammill, Sophie B. Hawkins, Ice House, In Tua Nua, Jewel, Joy Division, Alvin Lee, Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette, New Order, No Doubt, Mike Oldfield, Joan Osborne, Pavlos Dog, Peacock Palace, Tom Petty, Planxty, Rainbirds, Lou Reed, Semisonic, Alex Harvey Band, Silent Running, Simple Minds, Siouxie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Patti Smith Group, the Smiths, Spencer Davis Group, Steely Dan, Steve Miller Band, the Stranglers, Strawbs, Suede, Sugarcubes, Sundays, T-Rex, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Tears for Fears, Ten Years After, Texas, This Lizzy, Theather of Hate, This Mortal Coil, Throwing Muses, Toyah, Traffic, Judie Tzuke, Ultravox, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Susanne Vega, Rosie Vela, Velvet Underground, Waterboys, Steve Winwood, World Party, Xtc, Yes, Neil Young.

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Bochum Local Customs

  • BOCHUM AT IT S BEST

    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

    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...

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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 Tourist Traps

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    www.bochum.de/museum

    by Gili_S Updated Jul 21, 2003

    I guess there is not much to see here, on a nice spring day I wanted to visit here, but they charge more then beer and the terrace was very tempting.

    Unique Suggestions: I guess it will have to wait for a rainy day.

    Fun Alternatives: Alternative? Sure, have another beer and enjoy it.

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Bochum Off The Beaten Path

  • The a small town of Hattingen

    Near Bochum there is a small town calledHattingen, very beautiful old city.Check the Hattingen page.

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  • "Situation Kunst"

    The exhibition "situation art for Max Imdahl " belongs to the collection of modern art of the Ruhr university of Bochum. It is dedicated to Max Imdahl who was in 1988 the first professor for art history at the Ruhr university of Bochum. From 1965 up to his death he was seen as a pioneer of an art history of the modern age. This long-term exhibit is...

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  • Castle park at House Weitmar

    Serveral ancient trees in the castle park of House Weitmar are remained from the air attack in 1943. This physical monuments with weird tops of a tree and trunks invite to a contemplative walk in the park. From the old castle ruin your walk can be continued to a marked footpath. Above a country lane the way follows along an old coal road route to...

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Bochum Sports & Outdoors

  • Mini Golf

    In the city park, near the clubhouse, sorry, the Milchhouschen coffeehouse, there is also mini golf, so, you can play that one as well, between the beers. You can get here the potter and a ball.

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  • Football

    I saw a good match and the crowd was wonderful. I just tried not to learn German during football games.

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  • VFL Bochum

    Almost like anywhere in Germany, football is the sport and the Bochum club had just returned this year to the ‘Bundesliga’ so you can see good football there.The big advantage here is that this club is not the most successful, neither popular and you can get sometimes tickets on the day of the match, except of course when they play Bayern München,...

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Bochum Favorites

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  • ALL YOU NEED / HOTEL RESERVATION /...

    IF YOU COME TO BOCHUM BY TRAIN YOU LEAVE THE RAILWAYSTATION DIRECTION CITY AND AFTER ABOUT 100 METERS YOU HAVE THE BOCHUM INFO ON THE LEFT SIDE . THERE YOU LL GET INFOS ABOUT BOCHUM , GET HELP TO BOOKING HOTELROOMS .....

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  • City ticket and tourist info

    This is a ticket office combined with tourist information located in the centre of the city in the pedestrian area.Ticket and tourist info

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  • LSI Bochum - learning languages...

    I spent 6 weeks in Bochum altogether, three times 2 weeks. There is this institute in Bochum called the LSI, Landesspracheninstitut. There you can rent a room at the institute (very nice rooms) and take intensive language courses, in difficult languages only: Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean. The courses are really well worth it. The...

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