Local services in Bochum
Old industrial facilities and green parks – Bochum is a city undergoing significant changes. If you keep an open mind, you’ll recognize its charm and learn to appreciate the honesty of its inhabitants. Bochum is situated in the urbanized Ruhr region, a former industrial powerhouse and now one of Europe’s capitals of culture.
The residents of Bochum must have a very special relationship to their city. The former mining and industrial city located in the conurbation of the Ruhr region is adjusting to the challenges of the future, and that’s one of the reasons why its inhabitants love their city. For all of its subtle charm, you might not recognize what makes the city worth loving at first glance.
When people from Bochum go out, they meet up at the "Bermuda Dreieck" – several streets at the edge of downtown filled with pubs, bars and clubs. Lots of people sit at tables outside and enjoy the weather in the summertime. One of the major summer highlights is the “Bochum Total” festival. You can enjoy concerts by well-known and new, up-and-coming bands throughout the city for four days at no charge.
Walking through the city, you can still see the traces of Bochum’s industrial past. You can gain an impression of times past in Bochum’s most famous museum – the Deutsches Bergbaumuseum. There you can experience how important coal mining was to the city and see the melancholy in the eyes of some of the visitors. You also get a sense of the grandeur of the past in the Jahrhunderthalle, which now serves as a venue for concerts and performances.