What to do and see in Herne, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

August 22, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Discover the best top things to do in Herne, Germany including Cranger Kirmes, Ruhr Park, Halde Hoheward, Veltins Arena, Zoom Erlebniswelt, LWL-Museum fur Archaologie, Umspannwerk Recklinghausen, Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry, Botanischer Garten (Ruhr Universitat Bochum), Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.
Restaurants in Herne

1. Cranger Kirmes

Herne Cranger Kirmesplatz, An der Cranger Kirche, Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Cranger Kirmes

Germany's second-biggest funfair after Oktoberfest, Cranger Kirmes in Hernes stands out its focus on carnival attractions rather than beer consumption. The festival does provide a giant beer tent, but the main draw remains the 500-odd showmen and their roller coasters, ghost trains, games, and curios spread out over an 111,000-square-meter space. Originally founded in the 15th century as a horse market, Cranger Kirmes soon evolved into an entertainment event replete with jugglers and magicians. Today, the colorful funfair welcomes about 4 million visitors over 10 days starting the first Friday of August.

Reviewed By 339carinas - Mülheim, Germany

If you do like fun fairs then you should definitely go. But don´t think it is a good idea to go by car. You should really take public Transportation opportunities (they have Special busses) because parking possibilities are limited and maybe expensive.
You can find a lot of nice offers to eat and drink, do lottery, Shooting stands, rollercoaster and amusment houses (mirror house, Horror house and so on). Also a lot of sales boths offer textiles, bags, kitchen & household products.

2. Ruhr Park

Am Einkaufszentrum, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 234 5792792
Excellent
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Ruhr Park

Reviewed By Cadhlan - Nurmijarvi, Finland

Good selection of shops but in the bad weather and winter time it not as nice as an indoor shopping center. It is missing Karstad and some of the shops are quite small. Indoor foodcourt with different style restaurants. Clean and free toilets. Lots of parking space. Saturday is a rush. Day time Friday was very good time to visit!

3. Halde Hoheward

45699 Herten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2366 181160
Excellent
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Halde Hoheward

Reviewed By Lisa E - Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden

Well, since this is the largest stock-pile in Europe the ride by bike upwards through the serpentine-routs shouldn't be to easy. Huge views over the landscape, pretty nice stuff at top. The obelisk was a bit smaller than expected though. Cool that the pile is still growing! Large machines came all time loaded with.. pile material.

4. Veltins Arena

Ernst-Kuzorra-Weg 1, 45891 Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 209 3892599
Excellent
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4.5 based on 424 reviews

Veltins Arena

Reviewed By joep735 - Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed this stadium, stunning to look at. Great inside excellent view where ever we were and great beer and sausage to add to the experience. Transport from the station was easy, tram went direct. Busy as you would expect trying to get home. The cost of the tram and train was included in the match ticket which is amazing value as we came from Dusseldorf.
For an average game the atmosphere was great. Would be amazing to see a top side and a good game.

5. Zoom Erlebniswelt

Bleckstr. 47, 45889 Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 209 95450
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4.5 based on 488 reviews

Zoom Erlebniswelt

Reviewed By Alexander S

Very Nice place to spend a day with the kids. Zoo devided in three continents. Alaska, Africa and Asia. Large open spaces with lots of animals. Good varity of animals. Enough playing area's for the children and good restaurants for a quick bite. German hospitality and good paths to walk on.

6. LWL-Museum fur Archaologie

Europaplatz 1, 44623 Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2323 9462820
Excellent
65%
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

LWL-Museum fur Archaologie

Reviewed By Anke S

Very interesting Exhibitions that I've seen in the museum! You can learn a lot! I'll visit it again!

7. Umspannwerk Recklinghausen

Uferstr. 2-4, 45663 Recklinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2361 9842216
Excellent
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Umspannwerk Recklinghausen

Reviewed By Sebastian_K79 - Essen, Germany

Im denkmalgeschützten Umspannwerk gibt es eine gute Mischung an Mitmach-Experimenten, Informationen über die Geschichte der Stromerzeugung sowie Alltagsgegenstände mit Strombezug aus den letzten 90 Jahren. Vor allem bei den Dingen der 80er und 90er Jahre hatten wir viel Spaß beim Wiedererkennen der Dinge die es damals in jeder Wohnung gab. Weiterhin haben wir uns beim Werbefilm im kleinen Kino sowie bei den "Werbetafeln für Strom" kaputtgelacht.

8. Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry

Grubenweg 5 | Bövinghausen, 44388 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 231 6961111
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry

Reviewed By Udo D

This museum is a lovingly renovated industrial monument. It is a very authentic witness from the time were industrial buildings have been not only functional. Very nice the Jugendstil entrance portal. Very suitable for families (even on the financial side).

9. Botanischer Garten (Ruhr Universitat Bochum)

Universitaetsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 234 3223098
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Botanischer Garten (Ruhr Universitat Bochum)

Reviewed By Ciocionheart - Europe

The botanical garden has been a refreshing companion at the time of my studies in Bochum. There is not a particular spot I would recommend. Just walking around down the hill to the lake is beautiful. There are many signs to illustrate the plants and recently Q codes have been added to access online material about the place.

10. Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 201 246810
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

Reviewed By beachstone2c - Helsinki, Finland

I didn’t know what to expect from a visit to Zollverein Coal Mine. Arriving at the site was the first surprise; it is physically an amazingly big site. There are original industrial machinery still in place. These are huge engines and helps to understand how Germany as a economic powerhouse was created. The former industrial buildings are turned into museum, restaurants, shop etc. I was told the mines themselves are not open to the public due to safety reasons. I will definitely go back and reserve plenty of time to check out the number of different possibilities more thoroughly- like the ice rink in winter time.

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