22 Sights in Bochum, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Bochum, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 22 sights are available in Bochum, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Bochum

1. Heimkehrer-Dankeskirche (Hl. Familie)

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The Heimkehrer-Dankeskirche is a Roman Catholic church in the Bochum district of Weitmar as well as a memorial for peace and reconciliation among peoples. It is dedicated to the Holy Family. Since 2009 it has been a branch church of the parish of St. Francis in Bochum-Weitmar in the diocese of Essen. Since 2005, the church has been a listed building. In 2010, the Ruhr Capital of Culture year, the church was one of 52 so-called "spiritual cultural filling stations" in the Diocese of Essen. The sacred building is unique in Germany in its overall concept.

Wikipedia: Heimkehrer-Dankeskirche (DE), Website, Architect Wikipedia, Website

2. Christuskirche Linden

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Christuskirche Linden Pelz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Christuskirche on Hattinger Straße in Bochum-Linden is a church building of the Protestant parish of Bochum-Linden. It was built between 1874 and 1877 according to plans by the Witten master builder Friedrich Ellinghaus in the neo-Gothic style. In the last days of the Second World War, on 11 April 1945, one day after Bochum's city centre had already been taken by US troops, it burned down during the fighting in Linden. It was rebuilt from 1950 to 1953. The exterior made of Ruhr sandstone is a listed building. The Christuskirche is a hall church.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Bochum-Linden) (DE), Website

3. Jobsiadebrunnen

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Jobsiadebrunnen Marcus Schweisss / CC BY 3.0

The Jobsiade Fountain is located on Husemannplatz in Bochum. The fountain was donated by Deutsche Bank and opened to the public in 1987. The artist Karl Ulrich Nuss refers to the examination scene of Carl Arnold Kortum's Jobsiade. The group of characters consists of five people: the self-confident but highly clueless theology student Jobs, three examiners and a night watchman. In 2013, the fountain was sprayed with white varnish by vandals. In 2018, one of the bronze figures was sprayed with gold lacquer.

Wikipedia: Jobsiade-Brunnen (DE)

4. Bermuda3eck

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Bermudadreieck or Bermuda3Eck is the designation for an area in the center of Bochum, Germany, with a high density of bars and restaurants, bounded by the streets Südring, Brüderstraße, Kortumstraße and Viktoriastraße. The number of gastronomic establishments has increased since the beginning of the 1980s, spurred by the short distance to the Bochum Theater, Union Theater and the main train station. It is served by Engelbert-Brunnen/Bermudadreieck U-Straßenbahn Station, on lines 308 & 318.

Wikipedia: Bermudadreieck (EN), Website

5. Jahrhunderthalle

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The Jahrhunderthalle is an event hall in the Stahlhausen district of Bochum, Germany. The hall was built in 1902 by the Bochumer Verein for the Düsseldorf Industrial and Commercial Exhibition and then reused as a blower machine hall for the blast furnaces of the Bochumer Verein. It has been expanded several times, the name Centennial Hall is now used for the entire building, which covers an area of 8,900 m².

Wikipedia: Jahrhunderthalle (Bochum) (DE), Website

6. Evangelische Kirche Werne

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The Evangelical Church of Werne is a sacred building at Kreyenfeldstraße 30 in the Werne district of Bochum, Germany. It is a three-nave, four-bay brick hall church in the neo-Gothic style from 1895 to 1896. In the years 1949 to 1957 it had to be rebuilt. It has been a listed building since 1989. The Evangelical parish of Werne belongs to the church district of Bochum in the Evangelical Church of Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Werne (DE), Website, Heritage Website

7. Epiphanias-Kirche (Autobahnkirche)

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Epiphany in the Hamme district of Bochum, whose name commemorates the appearance of Christ to the wise men from the East, was built in 1929 according to designs by the Castrop-Rauxel architect Wilhelm Tiefenbach. The Church of the Epiphany was opened on 30 May 2010 as the first motorway church in a major city and was included in the Route of Industrial Heritage in 2011.

Wikipedia: Epiphanias-Kirche (Bochum) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

8. Petrikirche

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Petrikirche is a Protestant church located at 255 Wiemelhauser Straße in Bochum-Wiemelhausen. It belongs to the Evangelical Church of Westphalia. It was built in neo-Gothic style between 1901 and 1903 according to the plan of Bochum architect Heinrich Roberts. The so-called Wiesbaden scheme, a single-room church centered on altar, pulpit and organ, plays a decisive role in the design of rooms.

Wikipedia: Petrikirche (Wiemelhausen) (DE), Heritage Website

9. Trauernde Alte

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Trauernde Alte Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Maschinenjunge als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The sculpture Mourning Old Man is a sculpture commemorating the victims of the Second World War, created by the sculptor and graphic artist Gerhard Marcks. It was inaugurated on 4 November 1956 with a ceremony, the 12th anniversary of the heaviest bombing of Bochum in 1944. Every year on 4 November, a wreath of the city's top is laid here in commemoration.

Wikipedia: Trauernde Alte (DE)

10. Malakowturm

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The Medical History Collection of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is a collection of more than 10,000 instruments and large-scale equipment from all fields of medicine. It is housed in an old Malakow tower of the former Julius-Philipp colliery from 1877. The sponsor is the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Wikipedia: Medizinhistorische Sammlung der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (DE)

11. Sankt-Joseph-Kirche

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St. Joseph is a Roman Catholic church in downtown Bochum, Germany. It was built from 1891 to 1892 and belongs to the diocese of Essen. The architect Hermann Wielers chose the neo-Romanesque style. Wielers also designed the nearby St. Vincent orphanage. It is now used by the Polish community. To the east of it is the Appolonia Peacock Park.

Wikipedia: St. Joseph (Bochum) (DE), Heritage Website

12. Kunstmuseum Bochum

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The Museum Bochum – Kunstsammlung is an art museum in the Stadtparkviertel of Bochum, Germany. It is located at the northern end of Bochum's Kortumstraße. Opposite the museum is Bochum's city park, with some steel art objects, among other things. The museum dates back to the Municipal Picture Gallery and the year 1921.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Bochum (DE), Website

13. Christuskirche

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The Christuskirche Bochum is a Protestant church in Bochum, Germany, which is also considered a memorial against the war. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Bochum's town hall. There are other churches with this name in Bochum, such as in the districts of Langendreer, Linden, Gerthe and Günnigfeld.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Bochum) (DE), Website

14. Zeiss Planetarium Bochum

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Zeiss Planetarium Bochum Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bochum Planetarium is one of the most visited star theatres in Europe. It is located near the Ruhrstadion on the northeastern edge of downtown Bochum in the Ruhr area. The planetarium was built in 1964 as the first large German planetarium of the post-war period. It is now a listed building.

Wikipedia: Zeiss Planetarium Bochum (DE), Website

15. Bismarckturm

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The Bismarck Tower in Bochum is a Bismarck tower and observation tower inaugurated in 1910 in the Bochum city park. Like all Bismarck towers, it is dedicated to Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who was nationally revered as the architect of the founding of the German Empire in 1871.

Wikipedia: Bismarckturm (Bochum) (DE), Heritage Website

16. Figurentheater-Kolleg Bochum

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Figurentheater-Kolleg Bochum improgranti.de / CC BY-SA 4.0

Since 1977, the Figurentheater-Kolleg has been a state-recognized training center in Bochum. Since 1991, it has been run by the Association for the Promotion of the Puppet Theatre College Bochum. Previously, it was worn by the German Institute for Puppetry, which closed in 1991.

Wikipedia: Figurentheater-Kolleg (DE), Website

17. IUZ Sternwarte Bochum

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IUZ Sternwarte Bochum The original uploader was Stahlkocher at German Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Bochum Observatory, often known in Bochum as Cape Kaminski is a research institute in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The institution came into being through a private initiative. Its main areas of interest are in radio astronomy and environmental research.

Wikipedia: Bochum Observatory (EN), Website

18. Telefonmuseum Bochum

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The Telephone Museum in Bochum is supported by the Förderverein Telekom-Historik Bochum e. V. , founded in 1996, and is located on the premises of Deutsche Telekom at Karl-Lange-Straße 23, where the Bochum telecommunications tower is also located.

Wikipedia: Telefonmuseum Bochum (DE), Website

19. Königsgruber Park

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The Königsgrube Park is a wild-growing park on the wasteland of the former Königsgrube colliery. It is now used as a recreational area as well as for various leisure activities and is part of the Route of Industrial Heritage.

Wikipedia: Park Königsgrube (DE)

20. Kulturzentrum Bahnhof Langendreer

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Kulturzentrum Bahnhof Langendreer Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Kulturzentrum Bahnhof-Langendreer is a nationally known socio-cultural centre in the Ruhr area. It is located in the Bochum district of Langendreer in the former station building of the local railway station.

Wikipedia: Kulturzentrum Bahnhof-Langendreer (DE), Facebook, Website

21. Gedenktafel an die ehemalige Synagoge Bochum

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Gedenktafel an die ehemalige Synagoge Bochum

The Bochum synagogue was built at what was then Wilhelmstraße 18, today Huestraße/Dr.-Ruer-Platz in Bochum, and inaugurated in 1863. It was destroyed in 1938. In 2007, the New Synagogue Bochum was opened.

Wikipedia: Alte Synagoge Bochum (DE)

22. Schauspielhaus Bochum

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The Schauspielhaus Bochum is one of the notable drama theatres in Germany. It is located on Königsallee in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia. Eric de Vroedt is an established guest director at the theatre.

Wikipedia: Schauspiel Bochum (EN), Heritage Website


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