Gelsenkirchen is a city located in Germany, in the North Rhine-Westphalia state. It is the home town of football club Schalke 04. The great atmosphere in and around the Veltins Arena alone is worth visiting Gelsenkirchen. With a total capacity of 61,673 it is one of Germany’s largest stadiums.

What else can you do in Gelsenkirchen?

Gelsenkirchen is a great city to visit. The most famous and important highlights are the Berge Castle (Berge Kasteel or Schloss Berge), the ZOOM Erlebniswelt Zoo and the many city parks with huge gardens and ponds. Moreover, you can enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife or dine at one of the many restaurants.

Gelsenkirchen is located nearby Dortmund, which is only a 35-minute drive away.

It is definitely worth visiting Gelsenkirchen for one or more days. Book your football trip to Schalke 04 at Number 1 Football Travel. We will be happy to help you.