Activities and Family Activities in Bochum

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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.

Golf Clubs

Golf Clubs

While traditionally not a golfing country, the emergence of German golfer Bernhard Langer, the "Ice Man", in the 1980s placed Germany firmly on the golfing map. Bochum is famous for popular attractions like Bochumer Golf club.

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Cycling in Bochum

Cycling

There are cycling routes near Lake Kemnade and mountain bike clubs. There is a network of nice cycle tracks around Bochum and cycling in the city itself is a treat thanks to the integration of cycle tracks into the public transport system.
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Zoo and Wildlife parks

Zoo and Wildlife parks

Zoo and Wildlife parks in Bochum - thera are for kids a zoo, cutting-edge planetarium and a man-made lake on the Ruhr for all sorts of outdoor fun in summer.
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