Gelsenkirchen Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

Gelsenkirchen Private Walking Tour with Professional Guide

Gelsenkirchen's history starts in 1150, but it remained a tiny village until the 19th century when the Industrial Revolution led to the growth of the entire area. In the early 20th century, Gelsenkirchen was called the "city of a thousand fires" for the flames of mine gasses flaring at night time. On this tour, you will visit one of the most important Renaissance castles of the North West region. Admire the Consol theatre, a theatre located on a former coal mine. See the Music Theater, planned, designed, and built by the Englishman Robert Adams, the two Germans Norbert Kricke and Paul Dierkes, the Swiss Jean Tinguely, and the French Yves Klein. Visit the artist's village Halfmanshof, a residential and working artistic community in 1931, which became a hub for famous artists in the 60s and 70s.

All attraction entrances are to be paid on the spot by travelers since attractions are not mandatory. This tour does not include any attractions with require paid entrances.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Consol Theater, Bismarckstraße 240, 45889 Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Open since 2001, this theater house is one of the most important cultural and social centers of Gelsenkirchen, with special atention to people of different ages and origin. It is also part of the historical heritage of Gelsenkirchen, having been built on the spot of an ancient coal mine known as the "Zechengelände Consolidation".

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Musiktheater im Revier, Kennedyplatz., 45881 Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany

The Music Theatre in the Ruhr is the main opera house of Gelsenkirchen since 1959, and was listed as a protected cultural monument since 1997. It was designed by the German architect Werner Ruhnau as a cubic-shaped outer shell composed by a 4,500 square metres (48,000 sq ft) glass facade.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Halfmannshof, Halfmannsweg 48-54, 45886 Gelsenkirchen, Germany

The artists' settlement of Halfmannshof was founded in 1931 to house a community of artists and their families. Up to 9 families lived here until the end of 2012, and is now being converted into a a place to live and work for over than 20 artists from different fields.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Horst, Turfstrasse, s/n, 45899 Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany

It is a castle considered one of the oldest and most important Renaissance buildings in the state of Westphalia. Built in the 16th century, it was at the time one of the largest palace complexes north of the Alps and a great example of the Lippe Renaissance architectural style.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: ISG - Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Munscheidstraße 14, 45886 Gelsenkirchen, Germany

The institute of the city history has a permanent exhibition of the National Socialism history in Gelsenkirchen. It is located in one of the few preserved historical places from the "Third Reich".

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Bismarckstraße 240, 45889 Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Local professional guide who will be with your group only
  • Private guided Tour

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Any entrances to paid attactions are excluded from tour


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