Daytrip Gelsenkirchen-Horst:­ Renaissance Castle & Industrial Park

  • May 1, 2013 · 9:45 AM
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Meeting point: Information desk at the main entrance of Düsseldorf Hbf at 9:45 hrs! Please be there on time and watch out for the “Meetup”-Sign!
For those who are based in locations such as Essen etc. and would like to travel directly to Gelsenkirchen there is a second meeting point at the entrance of Horst Castle Museum at 11:20 hrs.

Travel costs: You can use your Ticket2000 with no extra costs or Ticket1000 plus Zusatzticket (= EUR 6,- return) Please also check www.vrr.de.

To cover our costs for organization we ask for a small contribution of 2,50 € per person.


Horst Castle is one of the most important examples of the Dutch style of Renaissance architecture. Enjoy a Renaissance building site not only by audio guide but also in a “learning by doing” way!

Entrance Fee EUR 3,- incl. audio guide.

Please also see www.schloss-horst-gelsenkirchen.de

After only a few minutes’ walk we will arrive at Nordsternpark, the disused Nordstern (North Star) Pit. You will find five modern bridges to connect and unify the location which is intersected by the Emscher river and the Rhine-Herne-Canal, a pyramid with a viewing platform and a vast range of leisure activities, including an underground mining gallery built to proper mining standards, the alpine climbing garden with three artificial mountain cliffs etc. etc.
Entrance free of charge!

Nordsternpark is the “little brother” of Zeche Zollverein Essen.

http://www.nordsternpark.info/de/index.asp



Please bring food and drinks and let’s have a picnic in the park! There is also the possibility to buy snacks or go to a restaurant.

Looking forward to an enjoyable day

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  • Stephanie Eggert

    Very nice meetup.

    May 3, 2013

  • Tina G.

    Great weather, interesting park and nice people.

    May 2, 2013

  • KD

    very enjoyable day with everybody

    May 1, 2013

  • kiki

    good weather, great company !!!

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to all of you for joining the tour! Hope you enjoyed the sunny day in Gelsenkirchen-Horst. So sorry I lost some of you on our way back from Essen to Düsseldorf!!! Looking forward to see you on one of the next daytrips......

    May 1, 2013

  • Henrik E.

    I will be at the castle at 11:24

    May 1, 2013

  • kiki

    Hi Martina, just want to let you know, I will be driving to Gelsenkirchen and will meet you @ 3pm at the castle. Bis dann!
    Ciao!

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, Kiki, so you will miss Nordsternpark, right? Please see my note above. See you tomorrow!

      April 30, 2013

  • Stephanie Eggert

    Just wanted to let you know that my husband and I will be driving to Gelsenkirchen. Also, I see that the Castle only opens at 15:00. We will plan to meet the group at the Castle entrance at 15:00. We have 10 month old, and this time actually works better for our schedule. Thanks and see you then!

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, Stephanie. Please also see my note above about Nordsternpark!

      April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear all,
    If you want to travel to Gelsenkirchen directly, the meeting point will be Horst castle at 11:20 hrs. We will then walk to Nordsternpark.

    For those of you who would like to be at the castle at 3pm that is also fine! But you will miss the Nordsternpark. Just wanted to make sure that this is clear to everybody! Thanks!

    Looking forward to see you tomorrow!

    April 30, 2013

  • Jacqueline Knopp

    I would like to be part of this tour and only hope i will be able to recognise the other meetup members. Am coming from Neuss.

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Jacqueline, I will be holding up a Meetup sign. Are you coming to Düsseldorf Hbf or directly to Gelsenkirchen-Horst?

      April 30, 2013

  • Amanda Bligh

    Work got in the way...have a great time!

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What a pity!! Maybe next time then!

      April 30, 2013

  • Henrique Tiago de Castro

    See you there.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Henrik E.

    I will be in gelsenkirchen to meet u guys as iam coming from essen. Cu soon

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was informed by Horst Castle that on May 1 they will only open at 15:00 hrs. So we will visit Nordsternpark first and the castle second. In any case our best connection is to the castle, so this is our Gelsenkirchen meeting point and we will walk from there (5 to 10 min.)

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At Nordsternpark there is also the world's largest Märklin model railroad/railway, please see http://www.der-deutschlandexpre...­
    entrance fee EUR 6,90

    April 29, 2013

  • Tina G.

    Curious to see something new:)

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Wil Olivier de Schneider

    It lock nice.... See you there for sure...

    April 4, 2013

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