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Culture of Gelsenkirchen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

one Day in Gelsenkirchen: coal and Steel, Mining V Among cultural attractions of the city, it's worth noting the Musical Theater, the construction of which started in 1956 and lasted three years. The beautiful theater building is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the postwar period. The theater's huge hall can accommodate 1005 people at a time, offering luxurious design and unique acoustics.
Gelsenkirchen is home to several special hotels that will amaze lovers of history and everything connected with the culture of past centuries. In one of the city’s strict buildings … Open
Several important historical sights have been preserved within the city and its outskirts. Most of the buildings were destroyed during the Second World War. Vacationers must visit Schloss Horst dating back to the middle of the 16th century. Archaeologists working on the territory of the castle have discovered the footing of ancient buildings, which, according to scientists, were built in the early 13th century. The Horst Castle is a fine example of early Renaissance architecture.
Your sightseeing should necessarily include a visit to the Berg Castle, which was the city's most important defensive structure several centuries ago. During the Middle Ages, the fortress was surrounded by a deep moat. It was only possible to get into its courtyard by a drawbridge. The last large-scale reconstruction took place in the fortress at the end of the 16th century. Connoisseurs of architecture will easily notice features of the late Baroque in its unique appearance. Copyright
Couples planning a romantic getaway for a few days in Gelsenkirchen should definitely pay attention to the upscale Maritim Hotel Gelsenkirchen. It is considered one of the most prestigious … Open
Guests of the city will be interested in visiting the historic Town Hall building, which is open every day. The Town Hall has miraculously survived during the war. After its construction, it has long remained the tallest building in the city. Today, the Town Hall's main tower is equipped with a large observation deck offering a beautiful panoramic view of the city. The main symbols of the city include the Rhine-Herne Canal, walking along which can bring a lot of pleasure. This part of the city presents a large park area, as well as beautiful modern buildings and scenic recreation zones.
Very popular are tours of the old Nordstern Mine, near which you can find several more important historical sights. The mine itself is converted into a museum, which houses a large collection of old model trains. Close to the mines, there is the magnificent Amphitheater - one of the most original and daring modern buildings. While walking in the new town, vacationers will see original buildings, monuments, and picturesque squares at every step. Important sights can be found in every district of Gelsenkirchen.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Gelsenkirchen and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Gelsenkirchen and surroundings

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Public palaces near Gelsenkirchen
♥   Palace 'Schloss Benrath' Düsseldorf, 41.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Gelsenkirchen and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Folkwang' Essen, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Von der Heydt Museum' Wuppertal, 29.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'museum Kunst Palast' Düsseldorf, 36.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen' Düsseldorf, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Gelsenkirchen
♥   Basilika St. Suitbertus, Düsseldorf, 32.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Margareta, Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Lambertus, Düsseldorf, 37.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster-Basilika St. Quirin, Neuss, 43.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Viktor („St. Viktor-Dom”), Xanten, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster-Basilika St. Vitus, Mönchengladbach, 56.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Paulus, Münster, 63.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Gelsenkirchen and near

Zeche Zollverein

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
After admiring priceless artifacts in museums, it’s worth to have a stroll through the deserted underground; just the simple descent via worn metal ladders makes adrenaline go rushing. Many mysterious stories are associated with Zeche Zollverein mines, as many industrialists have faced there with phenomenon of abnormal knocks. Tourists who visit these places often hear unexplained sounds. They are so distinct and realistic, that it seems that there is still active work in some areas of mines. … Read further

Crouching Tiger and Turtle

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
The length of the staircase is 220 meters. It is open day and night. Admission is free. The original attraction in Duisburg was opened in 2011 and became instantly known worldwide and popular with lovers of unusual entertainments. 'Tiger and Turtle' staircase is located in the picturesque Angerpark. One of the most important secrets of the ladder is the traditional roller coaster dead loop, which is much easier to pass through than it might seem at first glance. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Gelsenkirchen

Culture guide to Gelsenkirchen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Gelsenkirchen: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Gelsenkirchen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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