Top things to do in Bochum

Museum in Bochum

Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum

Fans of historical trains have plenty to admire at this vast museum, which displays around 120 steam locomotives (many puffing away), coaches and wagons dating back as far as 1853. A highlight is the meticulously re…
Museum in Bochum

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum

This hugely popular museum will remain closed until 2020 while getting a much needed refurb and completely updated permanent exhibition. It's still worth visiting, though, for a chance to descend into the earth's be…
German in Bochum


This famous sausage kitchen makes a mean Currywurst (slivered sausage in tomato sauce drizzled with curry powder) and enjoys cult status among locals and Bermuda Dreieck pub crawlers seeking to balance their brain.
Cafe in Bochum


In the hip Ehrenfeld quarter near the municipal theatre, this easy-vibe cafe dishes up made-with-love sandwiches (Butterbrot) on crusty home-baked bread, as well as daily lunch specials, fabulous cakes and coffee.