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Welcome to Recklinghausen! The home of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, one of the oldest, biggest and most renowned theater festivals in Europe, captivates with its romantic old town, the historical city centre, quaint alleys and lots of nature. There is a lot to discover…so let’s get urbanana!

Food: cafés, restaurants & bars


The beach restaurant offers vacation feeling right next to the Rhein-Herne canal: Regardless of the weather it’s a place to let your soul dangle – when the sun is out you can even relax at the beachbar on the terrace or in beach and lounge chairs.

Am Stadthafen 10, 45663 Recklinghausen |


Bar, restaurant and gallery in one place: The Drübbelken is a cozy szene hotspot with art, concerts, good food and a good atmosphere. Besides little snacks and vegan dishes you will also find monthly changing and seasonal offers.

Münsterstraße 5, 45657 Recklinghausen |


In the city centre you will come across Eckstein, a mixture of café, restaurant and bar – at Eckstein you could spend your whole day from breakfast until your after work beer.

Münsterstraße 17-19, 45657 Recklinghausen |

Tante Emma Café

Visiting the Tante Emma Café will take you back to your great grandmothers time with porcelain coffee jugs, lace aprons and selfmade cakes.

Münsterstraße 12, 45657 Recklinghausen |


Not only the location of this foodbar in the vaulted cellar of the old town hall, but also the menu are going to impress you. The foodbar offers something for everyone.

Heilige-Geist-Straße 3, 45656 Recklinghausen |

Arts & Culture

Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

Every year on the 1st of May the festival season of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen begins: Until the middle of July the city transforms into an international culture and theater metropolis. Productions of the Off-Theater szene and the Neuer Zirkus form the core of the program.

Otto-Burrmeister-Allee 1, 45657 Recklinghausen |

Kunsthalle Recklinghausen

Located in a former high bunker, the Kunsthalle exhibits pieces of its own collection as well as solo contemporary art exhibitions. For the time of  Ruhrfestspiele in the beginning of May, the Kunsthalle additionally shows a special exhibition.

Große-Perdekamp-Straße 25, 45657 Recklinghausen |

Zeitreise Strom – The German Electricity Museum

On around 2.500 square metres the visitiors are shown the electrification of the cultural-, social and technical history – at some spots it is specifically intended to touch and try out.

Uferstraße 2-4, 45663 Recklinghausen |

Museum Jerke

Not only architecturally the private museum in granite construction is going to impress you – the contemporary polish art is also worth a visit.

Johannes-Janssen-Straße 7, 45657 Recklinghausen |

Outside, active and under way

Halde Hoheward

The Landschaftspark Hoheward is indeed located in Herten, but can also be reached quickly from Recklinghausen. With a height of 111 metres and a total area of 170 hectares the slagheap is one of the biggest in the Ruhr area. Located on top of the heap you will find the steel arches of the observatory which are 45 metres high and an obelisk. Also the hike up there is spectacular: Coming from the east you will take the “Drachenbrücke”, from the north you will climb up more than 500 stairs until you reach the summit.

Tip: The “Balkon-Promenade” and the “Ewald-Empore” will offer you the best views.

Werner-Heisenberg-Straße 14, 45699 Herten |



Regardless of whether you want to relax, be active or just observe the ships passing by – at the Stadthafen of the Rhein-Herne canal you can either get active or let your soul dangle. With stand up paddling you can either get your workout in on the water or challenge your thrill with bungee jumping from high up above the water.

Am Stadthafen, 45663 Recklinghausen


Trainingsbergwerk Recklinghausen

In the Trainingsbergwerk you will get an interactive and up close experience of the way the coal was mined back in the day. The different guided tours will take you on a journey to coal dust and the life of the miners.

Wanner Straße 30, 45661 Recklinghausen|