Synonymous with quality of life and leisure opportunities, the green European city of Castrop-Rauxel lies between the Ruhr cities of Dortmund and Bochum. It is the ideal base for staying in the Ruhr area or the popular nearby holiday regions of Sauerland and Münsterland.
The exact location
Surrounded by green open space yet enjoying a central location, the historic Vienna House Easy Castrop-Rauxel is situated between Dortmund, Bochum and Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr region.
Alpine Centre BottropRead more
Since little snow is to be expected in the Ruhr area, winter fans have to improvise. Get dressed warm and then off to Alpincenter Bottrop. On a slope of 640 meters, skiers will get their money's worth. The thrill is waiting for you!
Medieval Christmas MarketRead more
A Christmas market of a special kind. Let yourself be carried away to the time of the Middle Ages and enjoy a pitcher of mead, as well as the typical music presented. Stroll through the stalls with their delicacies on offer, and dare a walk over the swaying bridge. The absolute highlight of this Christmas market are the many thousands of lights that have been lovingly decorated.
Enjoy a break with a Mediterranean feeling at the Meditherme Bochum. There are 16 different saunas as well as indoor and outdoor pools. Let yourself be pampered with Spanish delicacies in the associated restaurant "La Playa". After this day, you will feel like you are born again.Read more
CASTROP-RAUXEL'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE
If you're interested in industrial architecture, then you'll be fascinated by a region with an impressive range of buildings that testify to its history of heavy industry. Explore Germany's industrial past at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum (German Mining Museum), the Zollern Colliery or the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.
Castrop-Rauxel hosts a range of weekly markets. On different days of the week, a total of seven markets offer fresh regional produce in a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Taking place in the spring and autumn, the unmissable Kirmes fair is both a market and a traditional German festival.
SPORT AND LEISURE IN CASTROP-RAUXEL
Golfers will find plenty to keep them busy at the 27-hole Frohlinde Golf Glub. Visitors to the Bottrop Alpine Centre can go skiing, paintballing and skydiving, while football fans should head for the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund for a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium.
- From Castrop-Rauxel railway station:
The station is about 3 km away. Take bus no. 480 towards Dortmund-Marten and get off at the Castrop-Rauxel Goldschmieding stop. The stop is directly in front of the hotel.
(Journey time by bus: approx. 15 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 2,60*)
(Journey time by taxi: approx. 10 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 12*)
- From Castrop-Rauxel Süd railway station:
Walk 150 m to Castrop Münsterplatz. From there take bus no. 480 towards Dortmund-Marten and get off at the Castrop-Rauxel Goldschmieding stop. The stop is directly in front of the hotel.
(Travel time on foot: approx. 10 mins)
(Journey time by bus: approx. 10 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 2,60*)
(Journey time by taxi: approx. 3 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 9*)
- From Dortmund railway station:
Take tram S2 to Castrop-Rauxel Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) from there take bus. 480 towards Dortmund-Marten and get off at the Castrop-Rauxel Goldschmieding stop. The stop is directly in front of the hotel.
(Journey time by bus: approx. 45 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 14*)
(Journey time by taxi: approx. 25 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 30*)
Plan your journey by train.
* Price quoted is for guidance only.
- From Dortmund airport:
If you're arriving by air, the nearest airport is at Dortmund, which is about one hour away.
Take the BusAirMex to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main railway station). Then follow the directions above for arriving by train.
(Journey time by bus: approx. 65 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 14*)
- From Dusseldorf airport:
Take Eurobahn no. 89899 towards Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and get off at Castrop-Rauxel. From there, follow the directions above for arriving by train.
(Journey time by bus: approx. 90 mins. Fare: approx. EUR 14*)
Plan your journey by plane.
* Price quoted is for guidance only.
If you have satnav, instead of entering Dortmunder Strasse 55, enter 'Dortmunder Strasse – Beethovenstrasse crossroads'.
- Coming from the north:
Take the A2 towards Oberhausen to the Dortmund-Nordost junction. Then take the A45 towards Frankfurt until you reach exit 3 Dortmund-Bodelschwingh. Then take the A42 towards Duisburg and take exit 26 Castrop-Rauxel. Turn right on to Dortmunder Strasse (B235) and go as far as Wegweiser Golfplatz. At the crossroads turn left and then, after 50 meters, left again. The hotel is 50 metres along on the left.
- From the east:
Take the A2 towards Dortmund then take exit 12 and head towards Frankfurt on the A45. Take exit 3 Dortmund-Bodelschwingh and follow the A42. Take Mengeder Strasse (L654) towards Bochum/Castrop-Rauxel and turn right into Dortmunder Strasse. The hotel is 50 metres along on the left.
- From the south:
take the A45 towards Dortmund and take exit 4 Dortmund/Marten. Take the K16 to Dortmund and turn right on to Frohlinder Strasse (L663). You will then reach Castrop-Rauxel. Follow the L663 to Dortmunder Strasse. The hotel is on the right.
- From the west:
Take the A40 towards Bochum/Dortmund. After exit 37 take the A43 towards Münster/Recklinghausen and take the Bochum/Gerthe, Castrop-Rauxel exit. Note: do not take the A43. Turn right at the traffic lights, follow the B235 for about 7 km. In Castrop-Rauxel, turn into Cottenburgstrasse by the bank (Sparkasse). Turn left at the traffic lights into Beethovenstrasse and then turn right at the crossroads. The hotel is 50 metres along on the left.
The Vienna House Easy Castrop-Rauxel has 15 free parking spaces available. There is also on-street parking in front of the hotel.
Via personal transfer
For a stress-free journey to or from the hotel, ask the staff to organise a personal transfer for you.
- Nearest bus stop (Goldschmieding): 50 m
- Town centre: 500 m
- Castrop-Rauxel railway station: 3 km
- Dortmund railway station: 15 km
- Dortmund exhibition centre: 18 km
- Dortmund airport: 25 km
- Ruhrcongress conference centre: 14 km
- Dusseldorf airport: 56 km
Lat: 51.548778 | Lon: 7.320631