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Colors of Bochum - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Starship Bochum Bochum is a vibrant German city in the heart of the Ruhr area. The population of the city is nearly 400 thousand people; thanks to the famous university, the city is always filled with youth. It’s a great place for everyone who wants to have fun, enjoy various festivals and activities. It should also be noted that the Ruhr area is the largest economic region in Europe with more than five million inhabitants. In the past, it was an important coal mining center, but nowadays the education sector has taken over.
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, … Open
Local people love sports and love watching sports. This part of Germany is home to many famous football clubs, such as Borussia Dortmund, VfL Bochum, MSV Duisburg, Schalke 04, and Rot Weiss Essen. Naturally, sports competitions often take place in the city, and tourists are welcome to attend them and see professional sportsmen and German fans “in action”. The city’s university, Hochschulsport Bochum, offers more than 150 sports courses in nearly 50 disciplines.
Bochum has rich cultural life and so there’s no wonder why its event calendar is packed with interesting events. Tourists will easily find events to fit any taste – music, culture, and the widely popular Christmas market. Bochum Total Festival is a true paradise for all fans of music. For several days, contemporary musicians and bands perform and communicate with their fans. It is one of the largest music events of this kind in whole Europe that draws many tourists to Bochum. This festival is also known as a stage for up-and-coming music bands that just need some promotion to become successful, so watch the musicians closely, maybe those are future superstars. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Tourists more interested in classical music also have a suitable event, Ruhr Piano Festival. If you love piano music, this festival is simply a must. Ruhr Piano Festival is known as the biggest music event of this type in whole Germany. Every year, professional pianists and amateurs gather to perform, meet each other, and share their love to this musical instrument. Ruhrtriennale Festival is widely known in the country. This magnificent event is dedicated to several aspects at the same time: the industrial part of the Ruhr area, the culture of the region and beyond, and, of course, art in different forms. Particularly for the event, old industrial buildings in Bochum are transformed into exhibitions galleries, stages, and meeting centers. Visitors come to enjoy theatre performances in such an unusual setting, listen to music band performances, attend literary readings and all kinds of shows.
Bochum Bergbaumuseum The next festival in our review has a rich and long history. Maiabendgesellschaft Bochum first appeared approximately six hundred years ago. First mentions about the event date back to 1388 – it appeared because of a feud between Dortmund and Count Engelbert III. During the event, citizens of Bochum choose an oak in the forest in order to use it as a Maypole. The unusual and authentic tradition usually attracts many tourists who want to participate in the event.
Bochum is a city with an interesting history and numerous historical landmarks. An excursion in the city will be nothing but pleasant as tourists will be able to see many beautiful monuments … Open
Christmas is one of the most popular and bellowed holidays in Germany, and Bochum is no exception. Christmas markets have become a good and old tradition that is adored by both locals and tourists. Closer to the holiday, charming festive stalls appear in Bochum. The city has one of the largest Christmas markets in the country with more than two hundred small shops that offer all kinds of goods – Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, handmade gifts, handicrafts, and, of course, food and drinks. Kids adore this time of the year not only because of holiday shopping and gifts but also thanks to the fairground with various amusements and park rides.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bochum and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bochum
♥   Basilika St. Ludgerus, Essen-Werden, 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Laurentius, Wuppertal, 25.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Margareta, Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, 36.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Suitbertus, Düsseldorf, 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Lambertus, Düsseldorf, 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster-Basilika St. Quirin, Neuss, 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Heimsuchung, Werl, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bochum
♥   Castle 'Hardenstein Castle' , 9.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Bladenhorst' , 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Cappenberg' , 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Vischering' , 36.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Altena Castle' , 37.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hückeswagen Castle' , 38 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Burg near Solingen' , 38.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Bochum and around

Dom Cologne Cathedral

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
A beautiful sculpture of the Milan Madonna is located in the cathedral. It is also considered an outstanding sculptural creation in the Gothic style. Many beautiful legends are associated with Cologne Cathedral. According to one of them, the devil helped the architect Gerhard make drawings of the unique facade. The architect's wife managed to outwit the devil and save her husband's soul from a terrible fate. Another legend says that the devil was so angry at the deception that he predicted the end of the world on the day when the cathedral will be completed. Perhaps this is why one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world was never completed. … Read further

Zeche Zollverein

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Coal mining has been conducted in the mines until 1986, until the field was completely exhausted. However, it was decided not to close it. Currently, extensive underground tunnels and old factories house interesting thematic museums, and desert tunnels attract curious tourists no less than the halls with unique exhibits. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Bochum

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Bochum. Learn the best periods to visit Bochum to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Bochum.
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