Castrop-Rauxel, town park
Schungelberg Housing Estate, Gelsenkirchen
Castrop-Rauxel, old town centre
Castrop-Rauxel, Erin trading estate
Old Henrichenburg Ship Lift
Schloss Beck leisure park, Bottrop
Jewish museum, Dorsten
Zollverein pit , Essen
 Zollern Colliery II/IV, Dortmund
Zollverein  Pit,  Essen
Stairway to Heaven, Gelsenkirchen
Sculpture wood, Gelsenkirchen
Lembeck moated castle
Monastery gardens at Kamp Lintfort
Rungenberg Mining Tip, Gelsenkirchen
Castrop-Rauxel, town park
Castrop-Rauxel, town park

The town park is within walking distance of the old town centre. It contains a disused open-air swimming bath which has now been refurbished as a bistro ("Parkbad Süd") and cultural centre. The old bath itself has now been changed into an open-air stage venue, and there is a "boules" area next door on the site. You can borrow "boules" free of charge in the bistro.

THE COMPLETE RUHRGEBIET former title "Tour the Ruhr" 5th updated edition 2018. Klartext Verlag Essen. 288 pages. ISBN 978-3-8375-1876-4

This is the standard English guide book to the Ruhr area in Germany. It covers the outstanding tourist attractions in 35 towns and cities in the area and gives full details on the Industrial Heritage Trail, museums and art galleries, parks and swimming baths, theatres and opera houses, restaurants, bars and clubs. Needless to say it also features the region's two most outstanding football clubs, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 (Gelsenkirchen). It also explains the public transport system, and provides information on free venues, all with websites, addresses and telephone numbers. The original edition received 5 stars from Amazon readers. This one is even more comprehensive and up-to-date. If you want a dedicated copy direct from me, send me an email.
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