Best Things To Do in Bochum, Germany

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Bochum.

Bochum may not be as popular as other cities in Germany, but don’t let that fool you. Bochum is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Bochum.

If you have plans to visit Germany and are not sure if Bochum should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Bochum and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Bochum

Here is the list of things to do in Bochum and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Deutschesbergbau Museum

    Address: Am Bergbaumuseum 28 44791 Bochum, Germany +49 234 5877 ext. 0

    A 71 meter high shaft tower, which at one point stood at Dortmund’s Germania mine, leads you both up to a spectacular view and also down about 20 meters, where there is a network of passages that lead through a mine that is open to tourists. In the mine there is an array of machines and methods that were used in the mining of both iron and...Read more
  2. Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum Dahlhausen

    Address: Dr.-C.-Otto-Straße 191 44879 Bochum, Germany +49 234 492516

    A 71 meter high shaft tower, which at one point stood at Dortmund’s Germania mine, leads you both up to a spectacular view and also down about 20 meters, where there is a network of passages that lead through a mine that is open to tourists. In the mine there is an array of machines and methods that were used in the mining of both iron and...Read more
  3. Stiepeler Dorfkirche

    Address: Brockhauser Straße 72 44797 Bochum, Germany +49 234 791337

    This is an old church that has different designed parts. The Romanesque part of the church was built in 1150, in the 15thcentury it was rebuilt in a Gothic style. Inside there are fresco paintings, the Christ with Cain and Abel dates back to the 12thcentury, whilst the large fresco on the north wall of the church dates to the 15thcentury.  
  4. Botanischer Garten

    Address: Stadtgarten Wattenscheid, Stadtgartenring, 44866 Bochum, Germany

    Vogelpark Stadtgarten Wattenscheid is a bird park in Wattenscheid where you would want to linger for hours together. At this small bird sanctuary you will get to witness several species of birds like owls, peacocks, swans, and chickens. The visit is made worthier by the presence of a few exotic plants like the mammoth and the trumpet tree. The p...Read more
  5. Lake Kemnade

    Address: Bochum

    The man made lake in Bochum offers rest, relaxation as well as recreation for both the tourists and the locals. Lake Kemnade offers water sports, tennis and cycling and hiking paths. You will also be able to enjoy a bite to eat at one of the cafes near the lake.  
  6. Starlight Express

    Address: Stadionring 24 44791 Bochum, Germany +49 234 506020

    The Starlight Express Musical is a must when you are in Bochum. It is one of the most fruitful musicals in the world and features twenty four actors that all perform on roller skates. You will never come across anything else like this and is defiantly worth your time to see.  
  7. Green Olive

    Address: Bochum

    The Green olive is placed next to Stadtpark so that you are able to relish the peace and quiet that this park has to offer. The restaurant is relaxed, warm and cozy for an evening meal out. Thecuisine is Mediterranean and enjoyable for anyone.
  8. Hopfengarten

    Address: Hattinger Straße 237 44795 Bochum, Germany +49 234 431009

    The Hopfengarten is in the Weitmar district and offers Westphalian cuisine that have an Asian and Mediterranean influence. The Bierstube offers a different style of cuisine and in the summer the beer garden is open. The Hopfengarten is accessible by bus and is only 2 miles out of the Bochum city center.
  9. Cig Kofte

    Address: Bochum

    If you are vegetarian or vegan then you should try this restaurant. The menu is half veggie and half vegan that offer salads, wraps, baklava, soup and more. You will find delicious veggie and vegan cuisine that suits you. The restaurant is opposite the Bochum city hall.