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    Walking time 

    Gladbeck has 595 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 19 days. And, when you need to get home there are 327 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Gladbeck.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Gladbeck has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Gladbeck has more than 19,649 street lamps, which use 1 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 2.6% of Gladbeck’s total area, 36 square kilometers. That means each of Gladbeck’s 74,011 residents has an average of 12.8 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Gladbeck want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 44 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 264 m long.


    More than 54 sights and monuments, and far more than 150 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Gladbeck. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Gladbeck offers more than 4 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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