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Popular Points of Interest in and near Bottrop

  • Movie Park Germany
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    Movie Park Germany

    The Movie Park Germany is a theme park with real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen. It consists of 6 areas based on the topic "fascination film".

    Attractions

    The park is divided up into 6 areas each with their own collection of attractions.

  • Schloss Beck
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    Schloss Beck

    Schloss Beck (Beck Castle) is a Baroque castle in Bottrop, Germany, planned and built as a “maison de plaisance” between 1766 and 1777 by Johann Conrad Schlaun. It is currently run as an amusement park.

    The amusement park

    Beck Castle is very popular with people in the surrounding area, especially for children from 3 to 14 years, because this small theme park is not well known and is rarely overcrowded. For the locals, it is a place to go with the family to enjoy the peace and quiet and to let the children play safely. The park management offers Christmas parties and weddings in large public rooms, as well as nightly dances and recitations.



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Bottrop Overview

Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Located in the Ruhr industrial area, Bottrop adjoins Essen (Essen vacation rentals | Essen travel guide), Oberhausen (Oberhausen vacation rentals | Oberhausen travel guide), Gladbeck and Dorsten. The city had been a coal-mining and rail center and contains factories producing coal-tar derivatives, chemicals, textiles, and machinery. Bottrop grew as a mining center beginning in the 1860s, was chartered as a city in 1921, and bombed during the Oil Campaign of World War II. In 1975 it unified with the neighbour communities of Gladbeck and Kirchhellen, but Gladbeck left it in 1976, leading to Kirchhellen becoming a district of Bottrop as Bottrop-Kirchhellen.

Bottrop has the longest stretch of autobahn without junctions which is often used for testing vehicles at high speed, and is home to the famous Mercedes-Benz tuning company Brabus. The total area of the municipal territory is about 101 square kilometers. The longest north-south distance is 17 kilometers, and from west to east 9 kilometers. The highest peak within the city's territory is 78 m, the lowest one 26 m above NN. Bottrop is divided into 3 boroughs, they are: Bottrop-Mitte (Bottrop-Center), Bottrop-Süd (Bottrop South) and Bottrop-Kirchhellen, each one having a borough representation and a borough ruler.

Things to See in Bottrop

Tetrahedron, a highly visible landmark and viewing platform on a heap is the landmark of the city since 1995

Feuerwachturm, lookout tower in the forest Graf

Rathaus, built from 1910-1916, is regarded as the symbol of the old city

Malakoff Tower

Halde Haniel with culture Arena (amphitheater)

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More about the History of Bottrop

The town's name is derived from the medieval name Borthorpe ago, which means "village on the hill". The town is first mentioned in the ownership records of the monastery in 1092.

Bottrop was a huge coal mining industry in the 19th century. Its mining was instrumental in the wars and the town thrived during industrialization.

On 1 January 1975, Bottrop reached a population of 198,972 through the incorporation of Gladbeck (81,868 inhabitants 1974) and Kirchhellen (14,759 inhabitants, 1974).

[ source: wikipedia ]

Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Located in the Ruhr industrial area, Bottrop adjoins Essen, Oberhausen, Gladbeck and Dorsten. The city had been a coal-mining and rail center and contains factories producing coal-tar derivatives, chemicals, textiles, and machinery. Bottrop grew as a mining center beginning in the 1860s, was chartered as a city in 1921, and bombed during the Oil Campaign of World War II. In 1975 it unified with the neighbour communities of Gladbeck and Kirchhellen, but Gladbeck left it in 1976, leading to Kirchhellen becoming a district of Bottrop as Bottrop-Kirchhellen.

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