Destination guide

Lively Gelsenkirchen will entice you

Enjoy the area's opera, culture and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Gelsenkirchen. This city's football games, zoo and rock climbing draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Gelsenkirchen

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gelsenkirchen a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Golf Club Schloss Horst (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Cranger Kirmes (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Alpincenter Bottrop (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Indoor Skydiving Bottrop (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gelsenkirchen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Gelsenkirchen. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stadtgarten (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Tetrahedon Bottrop (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Grugapark Botanical Garden (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Baldeneysee (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Seaside Beach Baldeney (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Bochum Botanical Garden (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)

Transportation to and around Gelsenkirchen

The nearest airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), located 21.1 mi (33.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Dortmund (DTM), which is 22.4 mi (36.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Gelsenkirchen Central Station, Gelsenkirchen Zoo Station and Gelsenkirchen Buer Süd Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Gelsenkirchen by catching a ride on the metro at Gelsenkirchen Rotthausen S-Bahn, Schloss Horst U-Bahn or Buerer Strasse U-Bahn.

Where to stay around Gelsenkirchen?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 224 vacation rentals near Gelsenkirchen. From 200 Condos/Apartments to 15 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gelsenkirchen for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gelsenkirchen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gelsenkirchen. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt: 325 vacation rentals
  • Gelsenkirchen Buer Nord S-Bahn: 313 vacation rentals
  • Veltins-Arena: 324 vacation rentals
  • Golf Club Schloss Horst: 318 vacation rentals
  • Gelsenkirchen Hassel S-Bahn: 306 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gelsenkirchen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Gelsenkirchen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 200 Condos/Apartments in Gelsenkirchen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gelsenkirchen include:

  • Houses: 15 rentals available
  • Chalets: 2 rentals available
  • Caravans: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gelsenkirchen?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Gelsenkirchen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.