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City of Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Bochum is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany and is located inthe Ruhr area. In 1965, the Ruhr University was opened, the first university inthe area and the first to be founded in Germany since World War II. Bochum isserved by Düsseldorf International airport.
Propsteikirche St. Peter und Paul, is the oldest church in Bochum, built between785-800 by Charlemagne. It was rebuilt in the 11th century, but was severelydamaged by fire in 1517. In 1547, it was again rebuilt, this time, in the lateGothic style. The 68-meter high bell tower is one of the main landmarks ofBochum. The interior includes a baptismal font from 1175, the reliquary shrineof St. Perpetua and her slave Felicitas, and a high altar with a crucifix from1352.
Bochum has a municipal zoo, a large municipal park and a number of other gardensand parks. The Ruhr University Botanical Gardens has thousands of plants fromall over the world. Among others there is a tropical garden, a cactus garden,and a Chinese garden designed in the southern Chinese style, the only one of itskind in Germany.

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