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    Walking time 

    Bergkamen has 532 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 17 days. And, when you need to get home there are 118 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Bergkamen.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Bergkamen has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Bergkamen has more than 17,558 street lamps, which use 0.9 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 2.2 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 4.8% of Bergkamen’s total area, 45 square kilometers. That means each of Bergkamen’s 52,517 residents has an average of 41.3 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Bergkamen want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 49 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 294 m long.


    More than 32 sights and monuments, and far more than 129 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Bergkamen. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Bergkamen offers more than 6 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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