Carl Zeiss Planetarium is a great place for a family visit. The opening of the planetarium was held in 1964, it was originally a unique hall, with a most accurate imitation of the night sky with stars. Today the planetarium holds interesting cultural events everyday, including special tours for children. It has several exhibition halls, where visitors can get acquainted with the collections of themed exhibits.
A unique attraction is the brewing house - Altes Brauhaus Rietkotter Restaurant. It is the oldest building in the city, which was built in 1630; today it is a historical monument well-known to gourmets. Like many years ago, the brewery now produces beer according to old monastery recipes. Here you can taste the unique varieties of beer, as well as the most popular national dishes.
There is a beautiful botanical garden in Bochum, which will be pleasant for a stroll on a sunny day. The vast territory of this garden is divided into several thematic areas, and inside the covered greenhouse there is a very interesting collection of exotic plants presented. The garden features plants from all over the world, here you can see a collection devoted to the nature of Asia, South and North America, as well as Europe.