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Things to Do After Picking Up Gelsenkirchen Car Rental from Thrifty

Gelsenkirchen, a city in North Rhine-Westpalia Germany, is nicknamed the “city of a thousand fires” due to its extensive history of coal mining. You can explore more than just history while visiting this town in your Gelsenkirchen car rental from Thrifty. Below are just a few nearby attractions that await in this charming German city.

For Animal Lovers
If you and your family enjoy the zoo experience, Zoom Erlebniswelt is just a short trip from the Thrifty Car Rental (about 3.9 km). This modern zoo allows you to experience unique sights from around the world while taking you through displays that feature animals from Alaskan, African and Asian environments. The park offers attractions and playgrounds that are appropriate for younger children, including a pets corner where kids can interact with live animals. This is a great place to spend a relaxing day outdoors with the whole family.

Relax in the Park
Nordsternpark (8.1 km from Thrifty Gelsenkirchen Car Rental) is a beautiful natural space that is perfect for a day of rest and relaxation. The area is well-suited for walkers and joggers, and it also offers many bridges and viewing platforms where you can enjoy a scenic stroll. On the property is also restored buildings that were formerly used as part of the coal mine. This is a great spot for catching a concert or festival or even just relaxing in the shade.

Renaissance Architecture
For those who enjoy experiencing history and culture through architecture, Schloss Horst (7.5 km from Gelsenkirchen Thrifty Car Rental) is a must-see. This castle is considered one of the oldest and most important Renaissance buildings in the area. The Museum Schloss Horst allows you to explore the property and learn more about the building.