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Tent Festival in the Ruhr Metropolis

August 16 - September 1 2024

Tent village under sun
© Kai Hoffmann

For several years now, tents mushroom out of the ground during late summer on the shore of lake Kemnade in Bochum. The Tent Festival Ruhr is an exciting place to be regardless of the undertaking.

Firstly it’s a rock music festival. Yet in addition to concerts, there are also many other performances to be enjoyed such as cabaret, comedy and stage. Either in the main tent or an open air stage, the areal is open to all. 

Besides entertainment, arts and crafts markets and a wide variety of eats and drinks are available. There is also much to see and do for children as well as plenty of areas to chill out on the beach or at the piazza.

By Anneke Söpper, edited VG, Jan 2 2022

ZFR Event GmbH & Co. KG

Brückstrasse 33
44787 Bochum

+49 234 962 920

Actors on stage


Happenings vary from celebrations, marking an opening or anniversary to a market or one-off concerts and activities. Information for the expat community to acquire an insight on such unique events and gatherings large or small.

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Original language movies are popular among expats living across the Ruhr Metropolis. Films are screened regularly in English original with subtitles, known as OmU and without, portrayed as OV. A wide variety of cinemas or movie theatres can be found, both large and small.

Socialising in the Ruhr

Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in the Ruhr Metropolis can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.