Discover Bochum: culture, history & urbanity

Welcome to Bochum, a city that enchants every visitor with its rich history, vibrant culture and warm atmosphere. Discover the lively cultural scene with its renowned theaters, museums and galleries, offering you an insight into the diverse world of art. Explore the charming streets and squares, lined with historic buildings and modern architecture that paint a vivid picture of the city's history.

Free time in Bochum

Overview of our excursion and event advice

  • Theater at the Bochum Schauspielhaus
  • Walks in the diverse palace park
  • Insight into the structure of the coal mountains in the Geological Garden
  • Cultural heritage Cistercian monastery Stiepel
  • Time out in the city park
  • Bochum summer of music
  • Swimming and relaxing on the Ruhr
  • Alma Indoor Leisure Park - Europe's largest indoor leisure park
  • Open air music festival "Bochum Total"
  • Bismarck Tower viewing platform
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Starlight Express: The ultimate musical in Bochum

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the musical "Starlight Express"! In this spectacular show, you will experience a breathtaking mixture of music, dance and impressive stage technology. Accompany the lovable trains on their race full of excitement, emotion and rousing songs. "Starlight Express" is an unforgettable experience for the whole family and has been thrilling visitors from all over the world for years with its unique magic on stage.

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Tierpark + Fossilium Bochum

In the middle of the idyllic city park lies the Tierpark + Fossilium Bochum, one of the most important cultural highlights in the region, which attracts around 350,000 visitors every year. Immerse yourself in a fascinating world that is home to around 3,600 animals from over 300 species, making it one of the most species-rich zoos in North Rhine-Westphalia. Experience the flora and fauna of all continents up close and take a journey back in time to the history of the earth with our impressive fossil collection, which takes you back 150 million years.

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Planetarium Bochum

Immerse yourself in the secrets of the universe and be enchanted by the fascinating demonstrations and interactive exhibitions. An unforgettable experience for anyone interested in astronomy and science and a must for every visitor who wants to discover the beauty of the heavens.

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Movie Park Germany

Enter the world of big blockbusters and be enchanted by the detailed film sets. At Movie Park Germany, you can experience first-hand what it's like to be in a real Hollywood studio. From the glamorous boulevards to authentic props - the fascination of cinema comes to life here.

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Enjoy a relaxing stay in the Welcome Parkhotel Bochum

After an eventful day of sightseeing, relaxation and recreation await you in the Welcome Parkhotel Bochum. The wellness area of ​​our hotel in Bochum is available for a fee and contains a Finnish sauna, a relaxation area, showers and a fitness room. Here you can have a relaxing time and review the day.