Gelsenkirchen-Facts
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    Walking time 

    Gelsenkirchen has 2,110 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 66 days. And, when you need to get home there are 882 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Gelsenkirchen.

    Brightness 

    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Gelsenkirchen has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Gelsenkirchen has more than 69,644 street lamps, which use 3.5 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 5.9 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 5.6% of Gelsenkirchen’s total area, 105 square kilometers. That means each of Gelsenkirchen’s 257,850 residents has an average of 22.7 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!

    Nightlife 

    When people in Gelsenkirchen want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 221 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 1 km long.

    Tourism 

    More than 130 sights and monuments, and far more than 420 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Gelsenkirchen. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Gelsenkirchen offers more than 27 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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