I spent only one evening here, so I do not know much about this place. What I do know that they have a new Stadium for football here, and if everything going as I plan, I will watch few of the 2006 World Cup games here.
Check the city official site at:
You must attend a football match at Auf Schalke Arena when Schalke plays - of course if could manage to find a ticket (60,000 of them are pre-sold before Bundesliga starts in August).
You must not miss a Schalke-Borussia Dortmund or Bayern match or a Champions League match (if Schalke makes it to the CL next year)
Favorite thing: Admission fee : An adult ticket will cost you 42 DM, parking fee is 10 DM per car. Handicapped persons and 1 accompanying person have free entrance. Free entrance also on your Birthday.