DE-11941243 front.jpg #7817 Postcard CN-3378536 received from ChinaThumbnails#7815 Postcard DE-11941244 received from Germany
This postcard (DE-11941243) I received from Germany (Bochum) and was send by Olaf.
Postcard details: Bochum im Ruhrgebiet (Type art Satz & Grafik), travelled about 196 km (122 mi) in 4 days

Bochum im Ruhrgebiet (Bochum in the Ruhr area)

Bochum is the sixth largest city (after Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg) of the most populous German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the 16th largest city of Germany. On the Ruhr Heights (Ruhrhöhen) hill chain, between the rivers Ruhr to the south and Emscher to the north (tributaries of the Rhine), it is the second largest city of Westphalia after Dortmund, and the fourth largest city of the Ruhr after Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg. It lies at the centre of the Ruhr, Germany's largest urban area, in the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, and belongs to the region of Arnsberg. Bochum is the sixth largest and one of the southernmost cities in the Low German dialect area. There are nine institutions of higher education in the city, most notably the Ruhr University Bochum (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), one of the ten largest universities in Germany, and the Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bochum). The Exzenterhaus is a commercial office building which is the tallest building in Bochum at around 90 metres (296 ft). It was constructed on top of World War II era bunker, with the more modern section of the building rising 15 storeys above the top of the bunker. The top 15 floors are split into three, five storey sections, each which cantilever up to 4.5 metres (about 15 ft), giving the impression of twisting structure The Bochum City Hall (Rathaus) was built from 1927 to 1931 and was designed by architect Karl Roth as a modern office building, but in the Renaissance style, reflecting the industrial era's middle class, inventions and discoveries. In front of the city hall is a large bell that was made by the Bochum "Verein für Bergbau und Gusstahlfabrikation" (Association for Mining and Cast Steel Manufacturing). Displayed at the 1867 Paris World's Fair, it has a diameter of 3.13 metres (10.3 ft) and weighs 15 tonnes. It was damaged during World War II and can no longer be rung. The Schauspielhaus is one of the notable drama theatres in Germany.
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Tuesday 5 July 2022
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