6 photos

Churches and Monastery

Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul (Propsteikirche St. Peter und Paul) is the oldest church in Bochum. According to the legend, it stands in the place of the wooden chapel built in the 8th century upon the order of Karl the Great himself. Initially the church was only dedicated to St. Peter. In the 11th century the wooden building was replaced with a stone one that was destroyed in a large fire of 1517 and reconstructed again in gothic style. In this period the church received a second patron – St. Paul.

In the restored church you can see rare religious artifacts, and among them an arc with a part of relics of saint martyrs Felicitas and Perpetua, ancient 12th century Romanic font and a throne with a figure of Christ. The 68 metres tall church belfry is the symbol of Bochum. There are six locally produced steel bells mounted on it. The main protestant church of the city is St. Paul church (Pauluskirche). After the Reformation, Catholics and Lutherans shared the St. Peter and Paul church for a while, which often led to conflicts. As a result, in 1655 Lutherans started construction of their own church, partially with the help of donations from their brothers in faith from Holland, Sweden, Courland and Denmark. Church plays an important part in the life of the religious society of Bochum. There is a monument to peace next to the church. Among other places of interest in Bochum connected with religion, Cistercian monastery Stiepel (Zisterzienserkloster Stiepel) requires mentioning. It is located in the district of Bochum that has the same name. It is comparatively new: it was opened in 1988 in the place of the St. Mary community under the initiative of the Essen bishop. Concerts of church music are regularly conducted in the beautiful modern building of the monastery built according to medieval samples. On the 11th day of each month a procession takes the so-called “Road of St. Mary”.

Address
Untere Marktstraße 7
44787, Bochum
Official website
Opening Hours
Now - closed
Mon 07:00-10:00
Wed 12:00-14:00
Fri 07:00-10:00
Nearby
350 m
я_2_ Cig Kofte
Bistro • Fast Food
+49 234 6294240
Payment methods:
400 m
Falafel Star
Restaurant
+49 176 34105636
Payment methods:
200 m
Zur Altstadt
Tavern
+49 234 16320
Payment methods:
120 m
La Veneziana
Restaurant
+49 234 12608
Payment methods:
300 m
Die Uhle
Restaurant
Payment methods:
300 m
Sushi Wasabi
Restaurant • Fast Food
+49 234 95805577
Payment methods:
100 m
Altes Brauhaus Rietkoetter
Brewery • Pub • Catering
+49 234 9266710
Payment methods:
300 m
я_2_Viva la mamma
Pizzeria • Catering
+49 234 54605574
Payment methods:
120 m
Istanbul Grill
Bistro
+49 234 12030
Payment methods:
400 m
FIVE
Restaurant
+49 170 7490875
Payment methods:
300 m
Mykonos Grill
Restaurant • Pizzeria • Catering
+49 234 354974
Payment methods:
400 m
Avli
Restaurant • Biergarten
+49 234 6404778
Payment methods:
300 m
Stein's im Ratskeller
Catering
+49 234 91388850
Payment methods:
750 m
Museum of Mining
Museums and Exhibitions
1000 m
Stadtpark
Parks and recreation
300 m
Kuhstall Bochum
Bar
+49 234 91531741
Payment methods:
350 m
Fischhaus Gräte
Fish restaurant
+49 234 92663646
Payment methods:
400 m
я_2_Una mas
Restaurant • Tapas-bar
Payment methods:
450 m
Li Buddah
Sports bar • Café
+49 234 6404465
Payment methods:
140 m
Prathum Thai
Restaurant • Catering
+49 234 58884277
Payment methods:
400 m
Bassano
Restaurant • Wine bar • Catering
+49 234 337953
Payment methods:
130 m
Fiege's Stammhaus
Restaurant • Bar • Pub
+49 234 4174688
Payment methods:
1.7 km
Geological Park
Parks and recreation
140 m
Yamas meze
Restaurant • Tapas-bar • Wine bar • Catering
+49 234 5309643
Payment methods:
300 m
Kultur
Café
+49 234 3222290
Payment methods:
350 m
Livingroom
Restaurant • Bar • Lounge
+49 234 9535685
Payment methods:
350 m
Bochum Town Hall
Architectural Monuments
300 m
Momo's
Pizzeria • Trattoria
+49 234 500776
Payment methods:
160 m
Tauffenbach
Tavern • Biergarten
+49 234 6404110
Payment methods:
60 m
City
Café
+49 234 4141462
Payment methods:
230 m
Casanova Bochum
Gelateria
+49 234 3244773
Payment methods:
300 m
San Marco Bochum
Trattoria • Gelateria • Catering
+49 234 15117
Payment methods:
300 m
Forsthaus
Restaurant • Biergarten
+49 234 3694888
Payment methods:
300 m
Paulaner Botschaft
Restaurant
+49 234 6407020
Payment methods: