Iron Ore Railway

This disused rail track is symbolic of the changing times: Once it brought iron ore to the blast furnaces of Bochumer Verein, today it’s a cycle path which gives you some fascinating glimpses of the city.

It takes you past sites of interest like Century Hall, the former coal miners’ “colony” Dahlhauser Heide, and the Malakow tower. You shouldn’t miss the sensational highlevel “Erzbahnschwinge” bridge!

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Length of track

13 km

Degree of difficulty


Start point

Bochum Hauptbahnhof
Kurt-Schuhmacher-Platz 13-15
D - 44787 Bochum

End point

Grimberger Sichel

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