Recklinghausen, With its historic center and surrounded by the city wall

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Photo: Volker Wiciok

With its historic center and surrounded by the city wall,...

...Recklinghausen -between Münsterland and the Ruhr metropolis- still reflects medieval city structures. The beautiful old town around the market square invites you to store, feast and linger in the "Guten Stube". Worth seeing are the St. Peter's Church (13th century), the city wall (14th century), the farms, craft and mansions, as well as the town hall. Around the old town, it is worth visiting the old church square in Suderwich or in the village of Hochlar. From there, the route of industrial culture takes you via the town harbor and the museum "Strom und Leben" to mine hill Hoheward with a 360-degree panoramic view of the area.

And if you want to get a real grubby smell, a visit to the Recklinghausen training mine is definitely worthwhile. Whether exploring or adventure: everyone gets value for money in the footsteps of the miners. Guided tours are offered from €9 per person. Information and bookings: