Bochum is a former industrial and mining town that has gone through a renaissance period which has seen it transform into a centre of culture. It’s filled with university students, avant-garde cafés and cultural gems such as the many theatres where you can see everything from small local productions of new writing and German classics, to show stopping musical extravaganzas like the Starlight Express. Hiring a car in Bochum is a fantastic way to make the most of your time here, and it also gives you the flexibility to get out and explore the wider region of Ruhr and the Arnsberg.