Maritim Hotel Gelsenkirchen

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Maritim Hotel Gelsenkirchen

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Kite Festival

18th to 21th May 2018

Every Whitsun, the CONSOL cultural district becomes a popular meeting point for kite fans from around the world. A colourful multitude of kites can be flown on the large field, or you can simply enjoy watching. With kite-making workshops for children, family cultural programme, crafts and activities and (nocturnal) kite-watching. Live acoustic music in the evening. All items in the programme depend on the wind and weather. Entry and participation are free!

Extra Shift

30th June 2018

Ever since the first ExtraSchicht (Extra Shift) event in the 2001, "Industrial Culture Night" has been held at current and former industrial sites and, for one night, brings the magic of the stage to these "decommissioned" facilities. A fabulous selection of different genres awaits: the cultural schedule is packed with street theatre, music from classical to hip-hop, light art, readings, guided tours, projections, performances and other productions.

Cranger Kirmes Funfair

2nd to 12th August 2018

The Cranger Kirmes Funfair in the city of Herne is one of the biggest and most important funfairs in the whole of Germany, with about four million visitors. Enjoy a bratwurst sausage, battered fish or a fancy ice cream, ride on the Big Wheel, the Big Dipper or the carousel, visit the shooting gallery, the Bavarian Marquee or one of the many bars - the Cranger Kirmes Funfair is a family fair that has something for everyone.

Schloss Berge summer festival

27th to 29th July 2018

The Schloss Berge summer festival takes place in one of the most beautiful parks in the Ruhr. This includes concerts, fairs and a huge display of fireworks across the Berger Lake. Entry is free. 

Olé auf Schalke

13rd October 2018

October sees the finale of the Olé Party Tour: Germany's biggest party, in the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

City of 1000 Lights

4th November 2018

The "City of 1000 Lights" takes place in the centre of Gelsenkirchen. The event is rounded off by Sunday opening hours for shoppers, and a diverse musical programme with fire show as the grand finale.

Christmas Markets

Gelsenkirchen Christmas Market

23rd November to 23rd December 2018

The scent of Lebkuchen (gingerbread), arts and crafts, sparkling lights - Christmas has come again in Gelsenkirchen. And to not one, but different Christmas Markets, each with its own individual character. There are two large markets in the city and in Buer, plus other smaller markets run by various associations and initiatives.

CentrO Christmas Markets

15th November to 23rd December 2018

Look forward to magical moments at the CentrO Christmas Markets, with new Christmas light show on the Promenade in the evenings. Find out more about the various markets at the CentrO mall in Oberhausen: the Wichtelmarkt (Goblin Market), Santa's Village or the Bergweihnachtsmarkt (Mountain Christmas Market).

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