Borken Tourism

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Borken is a small town with about 13,000 inhabitants in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany. The town is a former centre for brown coal mining and coal-fired electrical generation in Hesse. The coalmine, unlike those in other regions, also had underground workings. After a major disaster – namely a coal dust explosion – the mine was shut down on 1 June 1988. Since that time, the former coal pits have been redeveloped into recreation areas with lakes, nature areas – some actually protected by law – and sporting grounds. Among these areas are der Borkener See (Borken Lake) with its nature reserve, der Singliser See (Singlis Lake) with windsurfing, and die Stockelache ("Stagnant Puddle"), used as a bathing lake. One particular attraction in Borken is the Hessian Brown Coal Mining Museum (Hessisches Braunkohle Bergbaumuseum) which displays the town's coal-mining tradition. Since 2003, an open-air museum, where visitors may learn about "coal and energy", has also been open. The museum is also affiliated with a nature conservation information centre for the Borkener See. Borken's best known landmark is its watertower.


A place in Germany, Borken is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Borken, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Frankfurt. Take a short trip from Borken and set some time aside to explore the Frankfurt. Dotted with places like The Main Tower, The Goethe House, Sachsenhausen; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Borken, you'll have to take a flight to Frankfurt; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Borken.

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Facts and Stats for Borken*

  • Pollution Statistics in Borken

    Know the pollution level of Borken before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Borken: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Borken for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Borken.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 87.5 (Very High)
  • Living in Borken - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 37.5 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Borken

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Borken

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.62 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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