What to do and see in Dorsten, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

December 13, 2017 Malia Yoakum

Dorsten (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʁstən]) is a town in the district of Recklinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and has a population of just below 80,000.
Restaurants in Dorsten

1. Atlantis Dorsten

Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1, 46282 Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2362 95170
Excellent
45%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Atlantis Dorsten

Reviewed By Stephan B - Dorsten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Das Freizeitbad derzeit mit 9 Euro für 3 Stunden, den Tag bekommt man für 12 Euro, Sauna kostet dann noch 6 Euro bzw. 6,50 mehr. Gerade für die Sauna schon ein recht günstiger Eintritt daher aber auch eben nicht ganz so ausgestattet wie es die Konkurrenz teilweise ist. Diese kostet dann aber eben auch mal das doppelte an Eintritt. So ist eben alles in Ordnung. Das Freizeitbad selbst angenehm an einem Wochentag, in den Ferien oder am Wochenende bei schlechtem Wetter aber eben voll bis sehr voll. Sollte aber keine Überraschung sein. Von uns immer wieder gerne besucht.

2. Movie Park Germany

Warner-Allee 1 | Bottrop-Kirchhellen, 46244 Kirchhellen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2045 8990
Excellent
16%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
13%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 911 reviews

Movie Park Germany

Movie Park Germany Seit 1996 bietet Movie Park Germany seinen Besuchern unter dem Motto ,,Hurra, ich bin im Film!" Shows, Attraktionen und Events rund um das Thema Film. Auf einer Fläche von etwa 45 Hektar tauchen die Gäste in die Filmwelt ein und erleben in über 40 unterschiedlichen Attraktionen Spannung, Entertainment und Nervenkitzel. Dabei ist Deutschlands größter Film- und Freizeitpark für große und kleine Besucher ein besonderes Erlebnis und trägt seit 2006 die Auszeichnung ,,OK für Kids" des TÜVs. Mit seinem Nickland, einem der größten NICK-Themenbereich weltweit, und seinen TV-Helden aus Ice Age, SpongeBob, Cosmo und Wanda ist der Park besonders für Familien geeignet.

Reviewed By Johan A

We're fans of theme parks, and visited various in a short time. Some examples are the Efteling, Phantasialand and Toverland. Moviepark Germany was new on our list, and we hoped to be surprised, which happened for the wrong reasons.
First of all, the park is small, with only few decent attractions, while others feel old and badly kept. Second, there is little to no atmosphere, so walking around, enjoying the surrounding, won't work. Third of all, commerce strikes hard. This park feels like one big candy story that encourages you to buy, and eat, and buy more and eat more.
The only pro is that we went twice, one of which during Halloween. The setting during Halloween, with great actors and effects, offered an amusing, sometimes scrary and mostly entertaining day.
In short, you can skip this park which is just one big, crowded candy story, which lacks any decent atmosphere. If you go, go for the right reasons, or even better, during Halloween.

3. Evangelische Kirche Gahlen

Kirchstr. 80, 46514 Schermbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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5 based on 3 reviews

Evangelische Kirche Gahlen

Reviewed By Kuznetsov_Sergey - Moscow, Russia

Городок Гален – один из старейших городков исторической области Липпе земли Северный Рейн - Вестфалия. Он существовал еще во времена Священной Римской империи. Первая церковь появилась здесь в X-ом веке. То здание церкви, что мы видим сейчас, появилось в XII-ом веке. Конечно, оно было много раз перестроено. В настоящее время церковь является протестантской Евангелической. Интерьер церкви содержит старинное убранство, датируемое XVII-ым веком. Нам довелось увидеть обряд венчания в один из выходных. Выйдя из церкви, молодые выпустили в небо голубей под колокольный перезвон. Рядом с церковью находится старая водяная мельница и живописный пруд.

4. Veltins Arena

Ernst-Kuzorra-Weg 1, 45891 Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 209 3892599
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

Veltins Arena

Reviewed By joep735 - Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed this stadium, stunning to look at. Great inside excellent view where ever we were and great beer and sausage to add to the experience. Transport from the station was easy, tram went direct. Busy as you would expect trying to get home. The cost of the tram and train was included in the match ticket which is amazing value as we came from Dusseldorf.
For an average game the atmosphere was great. Would be amazing to see a top side and a good game.

5. Tetraeder Bottrop

Beckstr. 1, 46238 Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2041 703207
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Tetraeder Bottrop

Reviewed By Cardene26 - Dilbeek, Belgium

This is certainly something thats unique and unusual. Especially in the Bottrop area of Germany, which isn't really a tourist hotspot. So its certainly a hidden gem to the more western visitors. But i do highly recommend, as it is so picturesque and unique. It makes for a great little hike to get to the pyramid, and once there, a very vertical stroll all the way up to the top. If you are scared of heights this probably isn't for you, but if you want to see a great 360 view of some German landscape, whilst onto of some modern architecture, then this is a must.

6. Wasserschloss Wittringen

Burgstr. 64, 45964 Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2043 22323
Excellent
31%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Wasserschloss Wittringen

Reviewed By Jonathan L

With two children under three years of age, activities are very important. Schloss Wittringen is, therefore, perfect.
We arrived at lunch time, so headed straight for the restaurant. The staff were child-friendly and appropriate Seating was provided. There was a good selection of food, including a children's menu. The prices were upper mid-ranged - it cost €65 for three of us to eat and drink soft drinks (my youngest is not yet one, so we took her food with us, which the staff were more than happy to warm up). The food was tasty. That being said, the adult portions were too small and the child portion too big. Further, the waitress produced a shared starter at the same time as the mains - not sure how that was allowed to happen!
After eating, the fun started. There are two play areas, a lake and a good quality concrete path connecting and surrounding everything. Great fun for the children and easy-going for the parents. In the summer, the grassy areas will also provide a perfect place for a picnic.
There are animals here. Lots of wild geese and other birds, which is nice. There are also caged animals - goats, a pig, geese, rabbits, gerbils and hundreds of parrots of varying shapes and sizes. Of course, the children loved this, especially the area where you can walk in amongst the goats and pet them. For me, it was very sad, especially seeing so many beautiful parrots, including very large ones, cooped-up in a cage together with no room to fly, no natural flora or fauna and no distraction other than screaming kids banging on the windows. The largest parrots were separate from the smaller ones, but each cage was smaller than a standard-sized single car garage. Quite frankly, it amounts to torture of animals.
My views on animal welfare aside, the children loved everything that was on offer and didn't want to leave. So, a good day out for a family. It's easy to get to and there is plenty of parking. Access to everything is free of charge, although you need to pay 60 cents an hour if you want to park next to the Schloss - there's a huge, free car park only 10 minutes walk from the Schloss but still within the park area

7. Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

Creiler Platz 1, 45768 Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2365 992257
Excellent
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Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

Reviewed By Susanne W

Excellent place, located in the architecturally innovative town hall and contains a very large selection of established and important art works from Max Ernst ,Rodin to very interesting Video and Sound installations of contemporary artists. Currently a competition is being held and artworks are on show at the local mall giving the public the opportunity to pick their favourite. More Top notch sculptures dot the landscaped grounds around a small lake next to the town hall. The museum has always been very forward thinking and not afraid to mix renowned with experimental art. Very worthwhile visiting.

8. Freizeitpark Ketteler Hof

Rekener Str. 234, 45721 Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2364 3409
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Freizeitpark Ketteler Hof

Herzlich Willkommen im Freizeitpark Ketteler Hof Schlüpfe in verschiedene Rollen! Als Seeräuber rund Pirat den Kletterhafen entern, als Feuerwehrfrau Brände löschen oder als Wichtel in der Zwergenschule unterrichten. Seih kreativ, schaffe dir deine eigene Geschichte in den unterschiedlichen Spielwelten.

Reviewed By BuNawaf - Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

We, my family and I, cross this attraction park by a word from a hotel receptionist and she was right!!! The kids have a lot of fun. Different kind of attractions, many rest area for the parents, life animals to feed and play with, fun games for the adults to enjoy the visit.
Just bring your food and a mat to sit on it and watch your kids having fun in one of their best time!!!

P.S. Come early to enjoy as many attraction as you can!

9. CreativQuartier Furst Leopold

Fuerst-Leopold-Platz 1-8, 46284 Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany +49 2362 943040
Excellent
16%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

CreativQuartier Furst Leopold

Reviewed By JensErik1 - planet earth

Sehr schön zu sehen, wie die ehemalige Zeche Fürst Leopold in Dorsten umgewidmet und der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht wurde. Es ist wirklich sehr gut gelungen, unterschiedliche Veranstaltungen hier her zu holen, die interessant und sehenswert sind. Die Webseite ist sehr informativ! Und die Gastronomie nicht nur zu Veranstaltungen geöffnet. Ausstellungen, Kunst Märkte, US Car Treffen, Public Viewing usw. ... es ist für jeden was dabei :-)

10. Ehemalige Reformierte Kirche

Burgstr. 5, 46514 Schermbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Excellent
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5 based on 2 reviews

Ehemalige Reformierte Kirche

Reviewed By Jörg W - Schermbeck, Germany

Die ehemalige reformierte Kirche in Schermbeck ist ein Kleinod und sehr sehenswert da sie direckt neben der Burg in Schermbeck angesiedelt ist lässt sich das prima verbinden.

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