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 stage is amazing so anywhere you sit you have a great view. On weekdays it's never sold out so you can sneak down to the more expensive seats (everyone does it!) As you can see from the pictures, these are some of the cheap seats, that you can see everything. I WOULD NOT reccomend buying the expensive tickets as they do not have a good view of the stage... Hard to believe but it's true, take my word for it... Can you believe that stage??!?!?
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RUHRGEBIET / RUHRAREA
THIS IS THE FAMOUS MUSEUM OF THE GERMAN COALMINERS
THE MUSEUM OPENS THE WHOLE YEAR
IT MAY BE A GOOD DECISION TO VISIT THE MUSEUM WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD
I 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 COALMINERS
YOU GET ALSO THE INFOS IN ENGLISH
Address: 44791 BOCHUM , AM BERGBAUMUSEUM 28
Directions: CITY CENTER , FOLLOW THE SIGN --INDUSTRIEKULTUR --
Phone: +49- (0)234 - 5877-0
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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.
Address: Municipal Park
If you think that Bochum is a grey city because of all the factories, houses and cars you are very much mistaken.
There are many parks and small forests in the city and you can go for a nice walks without having to drive to places outside Bochum.
This picture was taken in the 'Stadtpark' in the centre of Bochum close to the Planetarium and Mining Museum.
The Bergbaumuseum (mining museum) is one of the most interesting museums I know. The permanent exhibition provides a lot of interesting information about Bochum's history as a city that was mainly dependent on coal mining.
But the thing that is most astonishing is that you can take an elevator all the way down to a tunnel where you can actually experience how it really feels to work in a coal mine. Great!
Address: Am Bergbaumuseum 28; 44791 Bochum
Directions: Near the centre of the city. Take the U35 at the main station (direction of Herne) and go one stop to Bergbaumuseum.
Phone: 0234 - 5877-0
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If you are interested in mining and its history you should make a visit to the worlds biggest mining museum. Their biggest attraction is the pit under the museum. It was build for the museum since 1987 and a guided tour teach you a lot of interesting facts about mining....The galleries there are 17 to 22 meters under the earth and 2,5 km long, altogether....
One part of the tour is a trip to the top of the pit frame. I was raining when I was there, otherwise,so they say, you can see wide areas of the Ruhr basin from here.....
Deutsches Bergbaumuseum (German Mining Museum)
This museum stretches from 60 meters above the earth to no-idea-how-many meters below the earth's surface. In other words, you can not only wander through 20 exhibition halls containing 12.000 m² of knowledge only waiting to be picked up by you and to be pushed out of your brain again by the next ton of knowledge... erm, where was I? Right, this museum doesn't only have your ordinary showrooms, you can also go up on top of that green tower thingy and down into the visitors pit (yes, this is where they keep those nasty visitors who failed to correctly answer questions about the knowledge they gained in the first showroom *mwahahahaha*).Oh, yeah, and the samples include more than just coal and pick-axes, there's also some arty stuff, culture and of course a collection of minerals! And those tend to be oh so beautiful!!
Directions: Where to find the front door: EuropaplatzHow to get to the front door at all: tube line U 35 from Bochum Hauptbahnhof towards 'Herne', stop at 'Deutsches Be
THE 567 th CRANGER KIRMES is in WANNE-EICKEL part of the CITY of HERNE .
YOU can reach this town and the FUNFAIR by driving over the MOTORWAY A 42 .