retro station

The RETRO STATION offers the opportunity to discover the exciting history of the city of Recklinghausen and to embark on a journey through time! In the modern exhibition area, the Institute for City History presents numerous exhibits that are important for the development of Recklinghausen. Starting with finds from the time of the first settlement in the Stone Age, parts of the city wall from 1360 and sculptures from the late Middle Ages, the history of the city up to around 1900 is thematized. The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to the eventful history of mining in Recklinghausen, which only ended in 2001 with the closure of the last colliery. Another focus is on the presentation of Recklinghausen's history in the 20th century, with the NSDAP taking power, the Second World War and the difficult period of reconstruction, during which the Recklinghausen Ruhr Festival also came into being.

Contact & Directions

City: Recklinghausen
Postal code: 45657
Street: Hohenzollernstrasse 12
Telephone: 02361 - 50 1907
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Arriving by car: Coming from the A 43 (exit Recklinghausen/Herten) drive in the direction of Recklinghausen city centre. From Hertener Strasse, turn right at the fork onto Hohenzollernstrasse. drive. The institute is on the left-hand side, easily recognizable by a large conveyor wheel next to the entrance. Parking spaces are behind the house. Arriving by public transport: From Recklinghausen main station, use bus lines SB 20 (direction Herne Bf) or 235 (direction Stadion Hohenhorst) and get off at the “Bruchweg” stop. From there walk back to the large crossing, the Hohenzollernstrasse. cross at the traffic light and turn left. The institute is on the right-hand side of the street, easily recognizable by a large conveyor wheel next to the entrance.

Opening hours:

Monday and Friday: 8.00:13.00 a.m. - 8.00:16.00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 8.00:18.00 a.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. Thursday: XNUMX:XNUMX a.m. - XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. The Retro Station is closed on weekends and public holidays.