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    Walking time 

    Castrop-Rauxel has 776 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 24 days. And, when you need to get home there are 265 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Castrop-Rauxel.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Castrop-Rauxel has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Castrop-Rauxel has more than 25,605 street lamps, which use 1.3 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 0.9 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.7% of Castrop-Rauxel’s total area, 52 square kilometers. That means each of Castrop-Rauxel’s 73,751 residents has an average of 12.1 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Castrop-Rauxel want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 78 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 468 m long.


    More than 64 sights and monuments, and far more than 161 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Castrop-Rauxel. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Castrop-Rauxel offers more than 6 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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