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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Bergbaumuseum Bochum


A cultural center on the Ruhr Heights hill chain

Located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bochum is a large city rich in culture and history. Bochum is the second-largest city in Westphalia, situated between Essen and Dortmund. Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Neo-Gothic architecture can be seen in churches and other buildings in the city, and there are a number of public art pieces, too.

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Museums and galleries

International residents

Dual citizens


Bochum is a busy city with 370,797 residents. There are seven universities including Applied Sciences, Technical, and Health Professions institutes. The total number of students in Bochum is around 39,500. The city is a cultural hub with over 16 museums and art galleries plus theaters and music venues. Bochum is a diverse and cosmopolitan city with 51,381 residents from other countries as well as 31,289 people with dual citizenship. There are many initiatives to support international residents.

Studying and Working in Bochum

Bochum has seven universities that offer degrees in a wide range of subjects, including engineering, business, and the sciences. Ruhr University Bochum has been ranked in the top 30 universities worldwide. In and around the universities are a range of clubs, culture, and nature, much like Bochum itself.

With a healthy economy and job market, there are opportunities in many different fields in Bochum. Companies based in the city include those involved in automotive parts manufacture, IT security systems, real estate, and mining and tooling.

Bergwerkmuseum in der Stadt Bochum

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