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Gelsenkirchen

3.9
Theme Parks · Zoos · Parks
Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany. World War II bombing raids targeted the area due to its coal mine's economic importance. But the city endured, and coal production continued well into the second half of the 20th century. While much of the heavy industry has disappeared, the city has transitioned into a leader in solar technology. Nevetheless, the old facilities remain a huge draw because of their critical role in Gelsenkirchen's history. Today, this high-tech, modern city with international restaurants and multinational businesses still remains true to its working-class roots. Put Gelsenkirchen at the heart of your travel plans by using our Germany trip tool.
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Popular things to do in Gelsenkirchen

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Alma-Park ©
Theme Park
Alma-Park
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Zoom Erlebniswelt ©
Zoo
Zoom Erlebniswelt
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Halde Rheinelbe
Historic Site
Halde Rheinelbe
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Halde Rungenberg ©
Landmark
Halde Rungenberg
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Gelsenkirchen

LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten ©
History Museum
LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten Xanten
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
CentrO ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
CentrO Oberhausen
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord ©
Park
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord Duisburg
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Movie Park Germany ©
Theme Park
Movie Park Germany Bottrop
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Gelsenkirchen

Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen ©
Art Museum
Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Schloss Horst. ©
Specialty Museum
Schloss Horst.
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Nordstern Park ©
Park
Nordstern Park
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Schloss Berge ©
Castle
Schloss Berge
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Gelsenkirchen

S04 Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
S04 Shop
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Outdoors in Gelsenkirchen

Stadtgarten ©
Outdoor Activity
Stadtgarten
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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