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Family trip to Bochum with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

For fans of an unusual holiday, in Bochum it is worth visiting the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, which can safely be said to be one of the most unusual in the country. In this museum, visitors are invited to descend the elevator to a specially equipped mine and learn how, and in what conditions, miners work. The excursion promises to be cognitive not only for children, but also for adults. It is noteworthy that no industrial developments have ever been conducted on the site of the museum. This mine was built specifically as a demonstration mock-up, but it looks very realistic. After visitors of the museum are underground, another interesting surprise awaits visitors of the museum - they can climb to the observation deck and enjoy the panorama of the city.
In Bochum, there are places for shopping for all tastes. Ruhr Park trading center is especially popular among tourists. This large and lavishly decorated complex houses a number of clothing … Open
There is a wonderful planetarium in the city – Carl-Zeiss Planetarium, which is also worth visiting with children. Here young visitors can admire the starry sky through powerful telescopes, see modern astronomical equipment, and listen to cognitive lectures on distant planets. The planetarium has an excellent cinema, which shows interesting films about space. More recently, the planetarium has become a permanent venue for thematic events dedicated to music.
The Botanischer Garten remains the most popular holiday destination for nature lovers. The tour of this botanical garden promises to be incredibly fascinating for children of any age. On its territory, there is an excellent garden in which the most popular fresh farm vegetables are grown and exotic pavilions with cacti and rare flowers. There is also a typical Japanese garden with a pond where fish live. For visitors of the garden, there are many beautiful recreation areas. Copyright
Within several years Bochum will celebrate its 700th birthday. This is a large industrial center and so its main sights and places of interest are connected with the theme of … Open
There is also a wonderful zoological garden in Bochum – Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum. It is located not far from the city center. Among the main inhabitants of this zoo are flamingos and various kinds of waterfowl that live in a beautiful pond, rabbits and colorful parakeets, as well as goats that children especially like. Children are allowed to pet and feed many animals in the zoo. Among the most unusual inhabitants of the zoological garden are the Galapagos turtles. The zoo has an excellent aquarium with a rich collection of inhabitants of the underwater world, as well as a terrarium containing rare species of iguanas and lizards.
Planetarium Bochum One can continue the cultural program of family recreation by visiting the Eisenbahn museum Bochum. In this open-air museum, an interesting collection of old trains is collected. Some of them are more than a hundred years old. Children will definitely like the opportunity to take a walk along old passenger trains and see which wagons were used to carry mail in the past. The museum is very cognitive. Some visitors stroll through its territory accompanied by a guide, while others do so, on their own.
Livingroom restaurant offers a rich choice of national cuisine dishes and delicious desserts. It is perfectly suitable for groups of visitors. Livingroom accepts guests until late at night … Open
With school-age children who like unusual active games more than other entertainments, you should go to the entertainment center Laser Tag Bochum. All its entertainments are based on the unique properties of the laser. Here visitors can check their accuracy by shooting laser guns, and can check dexterity during the passage of various obstacle courses. This entertainment center is focused on family holiday seekers. It is one of the most modern and unusual in the city. Bochum is excellent for active recreation with children, to add a pleasing cultural dimension to your interesting recreation.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bochum and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Bochum
♥   Amusement park 'Freizeitanlage Start und Ziel' Herne, 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Schloss Beck' Bottrop, 21.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Movie Park Germany' , 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'CentrO.Park' Oberhausen, 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Wunderland Kalkar' , 68.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Bochum
♥   Water park 'Aqualand' Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 55.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquaventura' Hellendoorn, 114.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aqua Mexicana' Slagharen, 134.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Bochum and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre Oberhausen' , 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre Königswinter' , 90.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Bochum
♥   Zoo 'Castle Arcen' Arcen, 71.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo Labyrinth Boekelo' Boekelo, 84.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo Park Overloon' Overloon, 89 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'GaiaPark Kerkrade Zoo' Kerkrade, 106.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Apenheul' Apeldoorn, 120.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Bochum

Abteiberg Museum

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
The building in which the museum is located today was designed by the famous Austrian architect Hans Hollein. The building built by him is characterized by a very complex structure. It has a large-scale underground part. As the architect notes, he sought to make the museum multidimensional and unpredictable, so that his visit turned into an exciting adventure. The museum moved to the current building in 1982. It became known all over the world for its large-scale collection of avant-garde art. … Read further

Kolner Dom

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
The well-known architect Gerhard has worked at the Domprojekt. As the legend tells, the devil helped him. This was the only way to explain the construction of such a grand architectural project. Every day, more than 20,000 people visit the Cologne Cathedral, which is to be graced by its magnificent interiors and the golden sarcophagus with its main sanctuary. The latter is a real masterpiece of jeweler art. For the decoration of the sarcophagus thousands of precious stones were used. In the cathedral there are also other sanctuaries - the Gerokreuz and the Milan Madonna, a unique statue from the 13th century. All those who are interested can climb up the Domgipfel and enjoy the panorama of Cologne, for which only 509 steps have to be overcome. … Read further
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