Bochum

June 2nd 2018

We spent most of today at leisure, some of it visiting the shops and market in Dorsten buying food for the Sunday meal.

Later in the day we readied ourselves for a trip to Bochum to visit a restaurant run by friends of Wolfgang and Arzu, it was in the centre of town and named Ratskeller, meaning a bar or restaurant located in the cellar of the city hall. Bochum is known historically as a centre for mining and steel production.

In the square outside the restaurant is a large bronze bell that was cast for the International Show in Paris in 1867. As you can see from the details on the photo it was a mighty big bell and showed the skills of the local industry.

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