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Maritim Hotel Gelsenkirchen

Phone: +49 (0) 209 176-0, info.sge@maritim.de

Places of interest

The region's many leisure activities such as amusement parks, indoor ski slope and more promise an exciting trip.

When it comes to cultural entertainment, don't miss the wide selection of musical highlights, theatres and museums. And the CentrO, a unique combination of shopping and leisure in Oberhausen, offers a unique of experience.

ZOOM Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen

ZOOM Erlebniswelt (Zoological world of experience)

A natural habitat for animals and an exotic setting for humans: the ZOOM Erlebniswelt is a place where animals and humans can come face-to-face without visible cage boundaries.

Opening hours:
March and October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April to September from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
November to February daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FC Schalke 04

Veltins Arena (Arena Auf Schalke)

The approximately 75-minute tour through the VELTINS Arena, home of Schalke 04, takes you through all the fascinating areas of Europe's most modern stadium, including the promenades, the stands, the playing field, the press room, the chapel, the players' areas and the business area.

Times for individual visitors and families
Tuesday to Friday from midday to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Unfortunately, no tours are possible on event days
Appointment required; please call +49 (0) 209 389 2900 (from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Movie Park

Movie Park Germany

It's going to be a spectacular year in Germany's biggest film and entertainment park. Join your favourite stars, from the small and silver screens as they take you on an unforgettable journey throughout five theme areas with over 40 attractions and shows.

Opening times:
From April to November almost daily from 10 a.m. to 4, 6 or 8 p.m.

CentrO Oberhausen

Shopping at CentrO Oberhausen

CentrO is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre with more than 220 shops and restaurants, a cinema and much more to discover.

Opening times:
Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Metronom theatre

Musical, cabaret and theatre

Attend the successful "Starlight Express" musical in Bochum, make the most of regularly changing musicals at the Stage Metronom Theater in Oberhausen, or let yourself be entertained at diverse variety shows and theatre productions in the Ruhr region.

Events in Gelsenkirchen and surroundings

Essen Light Weeks

3rd November 2019 to 5th January 2020

Over this period, Essen's centre is aglow with themes focusing on tourism and music, with thousands upon thousands of lights. Thanks to the use of LED tubes and renewable energy sources, the lights are also environmentally friendly.

Extraschicht Ruhrgebiet

Extra Shift

27th June 2020

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 funfair

Cranger Kirmes Funfair

6th to 16th August 2020

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.

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