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The city of Gelsenkirchen is in the heart of the Ruhr area and resulted from a composition of several towns. Today, it is occupied by approximately 260,000 inhabitants and is the 11th largest city in Germany and also the home of FC Schalke 04.

With the shopping mile "Bahnhofstrasse" in the city center and the cozy ambience of the shopping streets of the various parts of the city Gelsenkirchen offers extensive and varied shopping. There are also a wide range of cafes, cozy pubs and restaurants. The numerous parks in the city offer, especially in warm months, a place to relax and recover. Another interesting sight is the model train exhibition "The Germany Express", which was the largest of its kind in the world until 2001 - only the "Miniature Wonderland” in Hamburg and the "Loxx Miniature Worlds" in Berlin are larger today. Theater-lovers have a wide choice in Gelsenkirchen and can select between some theaters with different focuses. For example the musical theater in the district offers choices between opera, operetta, a musical, ballet, drama or children's theater. Gelsenkirchen can also show interesting and impressive buildings such as the surge tank “Water Castle House Lüttinghof” or the important Renaissance castle Horst, which nowadays serves as a registry office. Those, who wants to visit Gelsenkirchen should consider to visit nearby cities like Mönchengladbach, Cologne, Duisburg, or Dortmund too.

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Gelsenkirchen sightseeing

ZOOM Experience
Because of the unique concept with realistic habitats you get the impression of observing the animals in the wild, not in a zoo. One of the different displays is based on the copious and mountainous landscape of Alaska and is home for bears, reindeer, wolves and moose. By contrast the visitors of the Afica-zone feel like being on a safari. In addition to the African wildlife, including lions, rhinos, zebras and giraffes, you get the possibility to explore the African landscape by boat.
The Veltins-Arena
The Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen is the stadium of FC Schalke 04. The Arena, which was built in 2001, offers space for 78 437 spectators and is one of the most modern stadiums in the world. The multifunction-stadium serves also as a venue for concerts and opera performances. Since the Veltins-Arena has received the status Elite -Stadium by the UEFA, both finals of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europe League can be carried out here.
The Bleckchurch
The “Bleckchurch” was built in 1735 and is therefore the oldest buildings of its kind in Gelsenkirchen. It is home to several significant objects of art history, such as the Renaissance altar with the so-called “Westphalian Supper” from 1574.

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