In the northern part of Germany, in the Ruhr area, lies Gelsenkirchen with about 260,000 inhabitants. In recent years, the city has built up Europe's largest factory for solar cells and departed from the slightly heavier industry from the 20th century, such as coal mining.
Gelsenkirchen is a relatively young city but has very many historical imprints. Several beautiful castles remain well-preserved, such as Horst, a fantastically preserved Renaissance building from the 16th century, and Berge, which today also contains a hotel, restaurant and conference rooms. For those interested in history, a visit to these castles is recommended, but also to the castle Lüttinghof, as a building that is the Gelsenkirchen's oldest monument.
If you want to try Germany's largest indoor amusement park, you should go to Alma Park. Escape Room, Laser tag, Adventure golf, Bubbleball are just some of the activities that can be found during a visit there!
A popular destination in the city is Zoom Erlebniswelt, the large zoo located north of the city center. Beautiful animals from Alaska, Africa and Asia can be experienced in pleasant environments and parks. In addition to the animals, there are also lots of playgrounds and activities that make this a perfect place to be for families, among other things.
If you are hungry and interested in German food culture, the Waldhaus am See, located in central Gelsenkirchen, is recommended. The restaurant offers a wide menu and a fantastic view of the park and Lake Nienhausenbusch.
Another great alternative is the restaurant Curry Heinz, which offers hearty burgers, their infamous currywurst and classic German Schnitzel. A very popular eatery that is highly recommended!
The previously mentioned castle Berge also has a restaurant that is worth its time, especially if you are still there on site during the day to take part in the building's history. Schloss Berge is a restaurant that offers a variety of German / European food with good options for vegetarians and those looking for gluten-free food.
German football is known for offering many goals, but above all a setting for the stands that means a fantastic audience that contributes with both a visual and loud atmosphere. Therefore, make sure to take you to Veltins Arena and experience a home match with the local team Schalke 04!
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