City Facts - Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen is the 25th largest city in Germany with a population of 262,528 as of 2016. The city is a thriving business hub with many businesses focused on solar technology. The city is just half an hour journey from the city of Essen, 35km from Dortmund, and 56km from Dusseldorf. Serviced apartments in Gelsenkirchen provide a great base for corporate travellers who are visiting the city for work or commuting to the nearby cities.
Up until the 1800s, Gelsenkirchen was just a village with a base of agricultural production. At the beginning of the 19th century, the discovery of coal in the Ruhr area led to the industrialisation of many villages and towns in the area. The Gelsenkirchen railway was constructed and the city rapidly grew and developed. After the fall of the mining businesses, the city faced a steady decline, picking up after the World Wars.
Nowadays the city is home to numerous solar technology companies, other large corporations include Gelsenwasser, e.on, and Pilkington. Serviced apartments in Gelsenkirchen locate corporate guests close to the businesses in the area and offer more space, flexibility, and privacy than alternative accommodation options.
Gelsenkirchen offers many tourist hotspots and attractions for corporate guests to enjoy. Serviced apartments in Gelsenkirchen are also located within reach of these attractions so that a business trip doesn’t just have to be about work. ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen is a zoo located in the city and offers the perfect family day out split into Africa, Asia, and Alaska sections. Movie Park Germany is nearby and is an exciting theme park with rides and live shows. If you fancy something a little more sedate then the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Nordstenpark, and the Red Dot Design Museum are also based in the city.
Gelsenkirchen is located by autobahns and is within easy reach of many surrounding cities. The city can also be navigated by the tramways and buses that serve the inner city and the surrounding areas. The nearest airport is Dusseldorf Airport which is located 42km southwest of the city centre.
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