Activities and Family Activities in Bochum
There are different sports in Bochum. In Bochum the students play tennis, handball, badminton and they do jogging, athletics, etc. Rewirpower-Station and VFL-Bochum are synonyms for excellent football in Bochum. There is a Mountain Bike training ground in Bochum-Weitmar at An der Holtbrügge.
The Ore-Route (Erzbahntrasse) is a 10 km walking, jogging and cycle trail starting at West-Park and ending at canal-harbour Grimberg in Gelsenkirchen with connection to the Emscher-Trail. It has no street-cossing (except one with a small farm-track), highways, roads, rivers and railways are crossed by bridges, some of them quite impressive. The Kray-Wanner-Route diverges, The Ruhr-Trail Ruhrtal-Radweg and Emscher-Trail Emscher Radweg are other cycle routes in this town.
If you want to visit the Jahrhunderthalle, you should definitely go in the summertime. At the nearby Westpark, you can picnic and play sports. It’s also where you’ll meet lots of students. If you happen to take a walk in the park on a quiet morning, you might notice loud hammering nearby. It’s because steel is still being produced – like in the olden days. You can experience even more nature to the south of Bochum at Kemnader Lake. There’s an eight-kilometre path around its periphery where you can go jogging, inline-skating, biking or hiking. You’re not allowed to go swimming there, but you can rent a paddle boat or a canoe and paddle across the lake.