Weitmarer Holz Sternwarte
Photo: City of Bochum, Presse- und Informationsamt

Weitmarer Holz

The eponymous Bochum district houses the largest continuous forest and recreation area in Bochum: Weitmarer Holz. Ramblers, cyclists and joggers are spoiled for choice, with several more or less hilly routes being at their disposal, depending on their requirements. One route leads past a game enclosure that holds wild boars and fallow deer. Another route leads past Bochum's observatory, which is likewise worth a visit. In terms of food and drink, visitors get their money's worth in the restaurants Forsthaus and Borgböhmer’s Waldesruh.