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    Walking time 

    Marl has 1,059 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 33 days. And, when you need to get home there are 171 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Marl.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Marl has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Marl has more than 34,941 street lamps, which use 1.7 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 0.6 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.7% of Marl’s total area, 88 square kilometers. That means each of Marl’s 83,634 residents has an average of 7.2 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Marl want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 76 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 456 m long.


    More than 101 sights and monuments, and far more than 247 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Marl. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Marl offers more than 6 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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