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Recklinghausen - An iconic city in the making

45657 Recklinghausen City center: 2 km
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For a small city, Recklinghausen has seen more than its fair share of action over the years. It was repeatedly invaded during the Cologne War, and it was bombed heavily during the Second World War. The city is perhaps most famous for its 16th century witch trials, which saw more than 100 women accused of witchcraft before being burned at the stake. Modern day Recklinghausen is a much more tolerant place, with a young population and a growing reputation as a cultural hub .The city houses an extraordinary museum of Russian, Greek and Balkan icons, and each year it hosts the feted Ruhrfestspiele, which has attracted big names, such as Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum.

Location: Recklinghausen–a rural oasis

Recklinghausen is situated in the middle of a largely agricultural area in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. It is surrounded by countryside, but within easy driving distance from the major cities of Dusseldorf, Essen, Dortmund and Munster. It is just 80 km south of the border with The Netherlands, with excellent connections by road and by train.

Business: Agriculture and industry

The city itself is incredibly self-sufficient and affluent, with a strong retail sector and excellent cultural facilities. However, traditionally Recklinghausen has a reputation as a trade hub for the local farming community and the industrial businesses, which operate on the outskirts of the city. The city’s proximity to many of North Germany’s most prominent cities means that Recklinghausen is seen as a popular secondary business hub in the area.

Culture: A theatrical hub

Recklinghausen is famous for its grand main theatre, the Ruhrfestspielhaus, which hosts the top-billed plays and performances of the annual Ruhrfestspiele. There are a scattering of smaller theatres and theatrical venues in and around the city centre, cementing Recklinghausen’s reputation as a centre for the dramatic arts.

Activities: Explore the countryside

The vast countryside around Recklinghausen is perfect for hiking and nature walks, although you may need to check with the locals before crossing private land. Within the city itself, there is the usual array of health clubs and sports facilities, but first time visitors should begin their trip by walking around the historic city centre and take in all the sights and sounds.