Dating plattform Bochum
The southern limits of Bochum touch the Ruhr valley with lake Kemnade.
In the 19th century, industrialization began in the valley of Ruhr and moved in the following years northwards. The valley of Ruhr is a recreation area for the population.
With the end of the coal boom in the 1960s, a structural transformation began.
Bochum got the first university of the Ruhr Area, which was opened in 1965.
Bochum is part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet), the centre of heavy industry in Germany.