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Gelsenkirchen - "City of a Thousand Fires"

45899 Gelsenkirchen City center: 4.7 km
Dbl. from 115.00EUR
45899 Gelsenkirchen City center: 4.9 km
Dbl. from 87.00EUR
45879 Gelsenkirchen City center: 0.6 km
Dbl. from 106.00EUR
45879 Gelsenkirchen City center: 0.7 km
Dbl. from 102.00EUR
45894 Gelsenkirchen City center: 7.9 km
Dbl. from 75.00EUR
45879 Gelsenkirchen City center: 0.9 km
Dbl. from 77.00EUR
45891 Gelsenkirchen City center: 4.3 km
Dbl. from 90.00EUR
45891 Gelsenkirchen City center: 4 km
Dbl. from 110.00EUR
45891 Gelsenkirchen City center: 5 km
45881 Gelsenkirchen City center: 2.6 km
45894 Gelsenkirchen City center: 7.9 km
45888 Gelsenkirchen City center: 0.9 km
45894 Gelsenkirchen City center: 7.8 km
45894 Gelsenkirchen City center: 6.6 km
45894 Gelsenkirchen City center: 8.5 km
When nomadic hunters dominated the area, many large empires moved in and out of the area, such as the Romans and the Saxons. Few people actually lived in the area in early history. There was a church built in the 12th century, but most people remained as those passing through for a long time. In the 19th century, it was finally established as a Jewish community. A school and a synagogue were soon built to accommodate the now growing population. Many orthodox communities began to form in the early 20th century, as values and feeling began to change in the local Jewish community, especially as Polish Jews immigrated here. It has survived as a historically orthodox Jewish community as it industrialized and became more of an urban city. Gelsenkirchen now has an excellent infrastructure, and is a center for sciences and services.

Location: In the Northern Part of the Ruhr Area

This city of over 250,000 residents is located within North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This is near the western edge of the country in the Ruhr area, an urban area with a dense population. It is called such because the region lies along the river Ruhr, but it is also bordered in places by the Rhine and the Lippe. It is known to be a rich agricultural and industrial region.

Business: Center of Solar Technology

Germany's fourth business-friendliest city has a lot to offer the country, with the way it is producing solar energy, solar panels, and solar cells. A division of Shell Solar Deutschland is located here. The city has taken on such efforts to change its reputation. Media is also a big employer here, being the headquarters of Network of Local Radio in North Rhine-Westphalia Registered Association (Verband Lokaler Rundfunk in Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V) as well as Radio Emscher-Lippe. The rail and other infrastructure have undergone major reconstructions since Germany hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2006, improving it greatly.

Culture: A Castle, Recreation, and Shopping

One of the most popular attractions in Gelsenkirchen is Castle Berge. It was originally built in 1264 and expanded in the 1700s. Many concerts and events are held within the castle, and there is a traditional summer festival here every year. The city parks are well known for their beauty. They offer playgrounds as well as gardens and ponds. Two of the most popular parks are Stadtgarten and Revierpark, both in the center of town. Also at the city center, you will find the Bahnhofstrasse, one of two major shopping areas in the city.

Activities: Family-Friendly Attractions and Sports

The city is well known for its family-friendly atmosphere. If you're visiting with children, start with Zoom Erlebniswelt, an interactive zoo split into the worlds of Alaska, Africa, and Asia with natural habitats. Then, try Nordsternpark, which was once an industrial park. It has been converted into a canal with a biking trail, an open-air theatre, a rock climbing area, and a children's play area. Many industrial parks have been converted for such uses throughout the city. Sports lovers will also enjoy Veltins Arena, the home of the professional football club Schalke 04.