With a long history full of booming industrialism, smokestacks, and coalmines, Bochum is now an important cultural destination in Germany’s Ruhr Region.
Head underground at the German Mining Museum, traveling to the top of the museum’s winding tower for panoramic views of the city of Bochum. Vintage railway buffs staying at our hotel in Bochum can examine a dining car from the Orient Express, or relax on a Ruhr Valley Railway trip. Immerse yourself in the local art scene at Galerie M and the Bochum Art Museum, and enjoy stargazing at the Zeiss Planetarium.
Hike the ancient woodland paths, observing fallow deer and wild boar at Weitmar Wood. You can tour the oldest church in Bochum, Propsteikirche St. Peter and Paul, built between 785 and 800 A.D––and don’t miss the 13th century Blankenstein Castle. Take the short trip from your Bochum accommodations to Cologne and see the city’s cathedral, one of the largest churches in the world.
Catch the Starlight Express, an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical shown only in Bochum. Near your hotel, you can take in a concert at Century Hall, or savor a beer in the land of ales and lagers at Altes Brauhaus Rietkotter.