In 1984, Herbert Grönemeyer sang "Tief im Westen" ("Deep in the West") about his former home town of Bochum. In the meantime, the song has become the city's unofficial anthem. The lyrics of the song characterize the former workers' settlement vividly and honestly. The "pulse of steel" and the "mine gold" refer to steel production and Bochum's rich mining history. You can experience this past up close in the German Mining Museum, which is well worth a visit. After a tour of the museum and a shopping spree, you might want to head to the colorful Bermuda3eck, the city's legendary entertainment district. Here you will discover that Grönemeyer's song still strikes a chord with Bochum today. Deep in the west, it really is "better, much better than you think"!
Where is Bochum?Bochum is a German city in the west of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, around 42 km northeast of the state capital Düsseldorf. There are about 366.000 inhabitants living in Bochum.
Weather in Bochum
Der Wetterbericht für Bochum am 24.03.2023: Den ganzen Tag über wechselhaftes Wetter. Zeitweise ist Regen möglich bei Temperaturen von 10 bis 13 Grad und mäßigem Wind aus Südwest bis West. tagsüber wird durchschnittlich eine Temperatur von 8 °C erreicht, nachts kühlen die Temperaturen auf bis zu -0 °C ab.
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