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Situated only 30 metres from our hotel, this shopping paradise offers a large number of shops, gastronomy and many other offerings on more than 40,000 sqm.


Löhrhof 1, 45657 Recklinghausen

VELTINS Arena Gelsenkirchen

Even without a football match of the Bundesliga team FC Schalke 04, the VELTINS Arena is a real tourist magnet. Visit the Schalke museum or go on a guided tour of the impressive stadium—it is worth it!


Arenaring 1, 45891 Gelsenkirchen

Westphalian Public Observatory Recklinghausen

Take a look at the moving surface of our sun, learn interesting facts about our solar system and the stars or look into space through a telescope.

Volkssternwarte Recklinghausen

Stadtgarten 6, 45657 Recklinghausen

Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site

Known as the "most beautiful mine in the world", the formerly largest stone coal mine of the world and largest central coking plant in Europe is today an important cultural site that includes the regional museum of the Ruhr Area.

UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Gelsenkirchener Straße 181, 45309 Essen


Icon Museum Recklinghausen

With more than 1,000 icons, embroideries, miniatures, wood and metal works, it is the most extensive collection of the western hemisphere. A highlight is the Coptic collection.

Ikonen-Museum Recklinghausen

Kirchplatz 2a, 45657 Recklinghausen

 ZOOM animal theme park Gelsenkirchen

Animal encounters in a new and unique atmosphere. In the theme worlds Alaska, Africa and Asia you will see the animals in large enclosures without cages. A unique experience!

ZOOM Erlebniswelt

Bleckstraße 64, 45889 Gelsenkirchen

Grain distillery Boente

For more than 180 years—since its foundation in 1830—the family-run company Boente has been producing grain specialities using old, traditional recipes. Within walking distance from the hotel.

Kornbrennerei Boente

Am Stadion 77, 45659 Recklinghausen

Gasometer Oberhausen

The Gasometer is the landmark of the city of Oberhausen, an impressive reminder of construction and technology history and a place of exhibitions and special events.

Gasometer Oberhausen

Arenastraße 11,46047 Oberhausen


Ship lift Henrichenburg

The old ship lift Henrichenburg from 1899 and the new one from 1962 are only a few hundred metres away from each other. They are an impressive symbol of the architecture of the years in which they were built.

Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg

Am Hebewerk 26, 45731 Waltrop

Movie Park Bottrop

The Movie Park is a unique movie and amusement park with action-packed riding points, stunt and dance shows and breathtaking rollercoaster rides.

This is entertainment for the whole family!

Movie Park Germany

Warner-Allee 1, 46244 Bottrop

Substation Recklinghausen - Museum Electricity and Life

"Electricity in every device". What used to an advertising 90 years ago, has become our everyday life. The Museum Electricity and Life, which is situated in the substation that was built in 1928, tells the story of this evolution. During a time travel on more than 2,500 sqm of exhibition area, the visitors learn how rapidly electricity revolutionised our lives in just more than 100 years.

On your tour of the museum, you will see a steam engine, a water turbine and a steam turbine, the vehicle hall with historic electric vehicles and the substation, which is a listed building. Here you will learn how the electric current gets into the socket. "Working", "healing", "living" and "entertainment" are only a few of the exhibition themes, by which the history of electricity is told further in the course of the exhibition. In the walk-in depot, a shoe-fitting fluoroscope and a smoke consumer are stored among many other objects from the extensive museum collection. The cinema of the museum completes the "advertising" area with a collage of historic cinema advertisements. A highlight of the museum are the numerous touchable objects, including giant plasma globes, an almost one hundred years old tram, historical household appliances and already "historical" video games, such as "Ping“ and "Tetris“.


RWE Deutschland AG
Umspannwerk Recklinghausen
Museum Strom und Leben

45663 Recklinghausen

Phone: 02361/9842216/17

Fax: 02361/9842215