Bergkamen Facts & Figures

The City of Bergkamen is located on the eastern edge of the Ruhrgebiet area in the Unna district between Dortmund and Hamm, and is at the central core of North Rhine-Westphalia in the middle of Germany. Around 52,000 residents call the city's 44.8 km² home. Bergkamen lies at latitude 51°37' N and longitude 7°38' E with an average altitude of 65-70 m above sea level.

One particular feature of Bergkamen is its outstanding link to international transportation via connections to the motorways A1 and A2 as well as the Dortmund-Wickede airport.

1. The History of the City of Bergkamen
Roman fort

Roman fort
The history of the area around Bergkamen stretches back to the ancient Romans.
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Mining

Agriculture – Mining – Chemical Industry – Leisure Activities
The area around Bergkamen was dominated for centuries exclusively by agrarian structures.
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Emblem Bergkamen

Six villages found a city
The rampant growth of villages since the onset of the 20th century brought about more extensive communal tasks.
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2. Sights
Roman Fort

General
The history of the area around Bergkamen stretches back to the ancient Romans.
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Roman Fort

Westfälische Sportbootszentrum – Rünthe Marina
The Westfälische Sportbootszentrum - Rünthe Marina on the Datteln-Hamm Canal.
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Roman Fort

BERGKAMEN ROMAN PARK
In the Bergkamen city district of Oberaden, the largest Roman fort north of the Alps up to that time operated from 11 to 8/7 B.C.E.
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Roman Fort

Bergkamen City Museum
Besides Roman history, the museum has exhibits on the history of industry, settlement and the city...
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Naturally Bergkamen

“Naturally” Bergkamen
The Beversee and Lippeaue nature preserves and the Bergehalde Großes Holz.
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Ecology Station

Ecology Station
Those interested in protecting nature will enjoy a visit to the ecology station for the Unna district in Bergkamen-Heil.
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3. Recreation
Hiking, Running, Cycling

Hiking, Running, Cycling
Around 100 km of cycling and hiking paths in Bergkamen offer long-distance tours.
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Swimming

Swimming
Take advantage of the diverse options for swimming at any time of year.
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Swimming

Cruises
See Bergkamen from a different perspective – from the water!
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Swimming

Indoor ice rink
Fun recreation in winter!
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Canoe tours

Canoe Tours
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Salt grotto

Salt grotto
Breathe in health. Relaxation. Well-being.
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Western horseback riding

Western horseback riding
Sunray Ranch has specialised in Western horseback riding.
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4. Inter-regional Routes

German Football Route NRW
800 km by bicycle straight through North Rhine-Westphalia from Aachen to Bielefeld – always with an eye on the ball.
www.dfr-nrw.de

State Garden Show Route
140 km long, the State Garden Show Route connects six large and beautiful parks in Westphalia from Paderborn to Lünen.
www.landesgartenschau-route.de

Roman-Lippe Route
Discover water and Roman culture between Detmold and Xanten on the Roman-Lippe Route with a 295 km main route and an additional 130 km of of themed side tours.
www.roemer-lippe-route.de

Industrial Culture Route by bicycle
The 230-km long Emscher Park cycling route and the 350-km long Rundkurs Ruhrgebiet are the main stretches of the Industrial Culture Route.
www.route-industriekultur.de/route-per-rad/

5. Tours

Gästeführerring Bergkamen
Tour guides regularly offer themed and city tours to the public. Groups may book individual tours.

Bergkamen City Museum
The city museum offers a public tour of the museum the first Sunday of each month at 11:30 am. Groups can book individual appointments – also for tours of the Oberaden Roman fort.
www.stadtmuseum-bergkamen.de

Umweltzentrum Westfalen
Groups may book individual tours to the Environmental Centre Westphalia.
www.uwz-westfalen.de

6. Public Transportation

Bergkamen is well connected by bus from the following train stations: Dortmund (SchnellBus S 30), Kamen (RegioBus R 12, R 81), Lünen (RegioBus R 11, R 12, SchnellBus S 20) and Werne (RegioBus R 81).

Information about bus lines and connections can be found at:

Bus and train service
Tel.: +49 (0) 18 03 / 50 40 30 (9 cent/min)
www.fahrtwind-online.de

7. Accommodation

With two inns, a campground, two RV parks, numerous holiday apartments and a number of hotels and guest rooms, Bergkamen offers the perfect accommodations for everyone. A complete list of accommodations (only in German) is available here.

8. City partnerships

The city of Bergkamen has partnerships with Gennevilliers in France – city partner since 1995, with Hettstedt in Saxony-Anhalt – city friendship since 1990, Taşucu in Turkey – city partners since 1994, and the Polish city of Wieliczka – city partners since 1995.

Gennevilliers
is part of the Département Hauts-de-Seine in the Île-de-France region and is located ca. 5 km from the heart of Paris

Hettstedt
is located in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt  and is a city in the southern Harzvorland region, approximately 40 km north-west of Halle (Saale) in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz.

Silifke
lies on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey in the Silifke district of the Mersin province between Antalya and the provincial capital of Mersin.

Wieliczka
is a city in southern Lesser Poland Voivodeship and directly borders Krakow.


Contact partner

Angelika Joormann-Luft
City Partnership Official
1st  Floor / Room 112
Tel.: + 49 (0) 2307 965202
Fax.: + 49 (0) 2307 96511219
E-Mail: a.joormann-luft@bergkamen.de

9. Contact

For questions regarding your stay in Bergkamen, please contact:

City of Bergkamen
Wirtschaftsförderung & Stadtmarketing [Economic Development & City Marketing]
Rathaus, Room 114
Rathausplatz 1
59192 Bergkamen

Tel.: +49 (0) 2307 965229
Fax: +49 (0) 2307 96511219
E-Mail: stadtmarketing@bergkamen.de

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