RUB Campus

Botaniical Garden ©Stadt Bochum, Presse- und Informationsamt

Lake Kemnade ©Stadt Bochum, Presse- und Informationsamt

Extraschicht ©Stadt Bochum, Presse- und Informationsamt

Jahrhunderthalle ©Stadt Bochum, Presse- und Informationsamt

Music Festival Bochum Total ©Stadt Bochum, Presse- und Informationsamt


Living in Bochum

Luftbild Bochumer Innenstadt
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Bochum


Bochum is a lively university city with 370,000 inhabitants and is situated in the heart of the Ruhr area. The five million inhabitants make it the largest economic region in Europe. Where once coal mining dominated, the services and education sector have long since taken over.








Bermuda 3Eck
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Recreational activities


There is Bochum's Bermuda3Eck, the largest pub district of the Ruhr area, where more than 75 pubs, bars and restaurants are available. Bochum also offers opportunities to relax in the green countryside. More information about Bochum and the Metropolis Ruhr is provided by the International Office.






Mining Museum Bochum
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Culture


For those interested in culture and science, the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Deutsches Bergbau Museum (one of the most important mining museums in the world) are definitely worth a visit. In Bochum, more than forty theatres provide the framework for many evenings’ entertainment. You will find a comprehensive overview of the cultural experiences offered at the Ruhr-Universität and the city of Bochum here.




Lohrheidestadion Wattenscheid
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Sports


Hochschulsport Bochum provides more than 150 sport courses in approximately 50 different sports disciplines. For further information about the courses and the registration system visit the homepage of Hochschulsport Bochum. For those who prefer watching sports over taking part, the Ruhr area also offers great opportunities. The area is the home of plenty traditional German football clubs such as VfL Bochum, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, MSV Duisburg and Rot Weiss Essen.