Our hotels in Gelsenkirchen are a welcoming place to call home during your visit to Westphalia. Like many parts of Germany, this area is a mix of historic and modern architecture, skillfully woven together by innovative German urban design.
After a good night’s rest in your Gelsenkirchen accommodations, enjoy a traditional breakfast of cured meats, breads, marmalades and strong coffee. Then set off to see the region’s many historical sites, including the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, a premiere Unesco World Heritage site where working coal mines operated from 1847 until 1986. If you want to see how the wealthier Germans of the 19th century lived, schedule a visit to Villa Hugel, the former castle-like house of the wealthy industrialist Alfred Krupp. Art lovers should also make time to browse through the extensive 19th and 20th century art collections at the Museum Folkwang.
Before heading back to your Gelsenkirchen hotel to get ready for the evening, stop into a brewpub like Plettenberg or the Brauhaus Hibernia for an Alt or a Kolsh, two types of typical to this region. For dinner, sample some traditional German cuisine at Schloss Berge or Haus Witte.