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Gelsenkirchen overview

Gelsenkirchen is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its cultural and sports, and known for its castle and zoo. Sports fans will enjoy football and football, and everyone will enjoy ample beer and coffee options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Panorama. Make sure that you stop by Club Museum and Zoom Erlebniswelt while you're here. A business-friendly area, Gelsenkirchen also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Gelsenkirchen

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gelsenkirchen has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gelsenkirchen with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Gelsenkirchen hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gelsenkirchen hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gelsenkirchen

Fly in to Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), 21.1 mi (33.9 km) from central Gelsenkirchen. Dortmund (DTM) is the next closest major airport, 22.4 mi (36.1 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Gelsenkirchen Central Station
  • • Gelsenkirchen-Buer Nord S-Bahn
  • • Gelsenkirchen-Hassel S-Bahn
Metro stations include:
  • • Schloss Horst U-Bahn
  • • Buerer Strasse U-Bahn
  • • Fischerstrasse U-Bahn

What to see around Gelsenkirchen

Outdoor fun is on hand like football and rock-climbing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Veltins-Arena
  • • Georg-Melches-Stadion
  • • rewirpowerSTADION
  • • Konig Pilsener Arena
  • • MSV-Arena
The area's local highlights include its cultural and places like:
  • • Club Museum
  • • Red Dot Design Museum
  • • Ruhr Museum
  • • GOP Variety Theatre Essen
  • • Light Castle
Distinguished for its castles, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
  • • Struenkede Castle
  • • Wittringen Castle
  • • Burg Altendorf
  • • Isenburg Castle
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Zoom Erlebniswelt
  • • ZOOM Erlebniswelt
  • • Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site
  • • Nordsternpark
  • • Golf Club Schloss Horst

When to visit Gelsenkirchen

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 10°C day, 1°C night
  • April-June: 20°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 22°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 16°C day, 1°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 185 cm
  • April-June: 216 cm
  • July-September: 257 cm
  • October-December: 218 cm
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