Kreis Recklinghausen

The secret is the variety

The district of Recklinghausen in the north of the Ruhr district, has the largest population of any district in Germany. Over 640,000 people live in the ten towns within the district, each of them with a highly individual character all of their own. There are historic town halls, town centre promenades, extensive nature and modern architecture. The image of the district of Recklinghausen is clearly characterised by the transition from the industrial zone of the Ruhr district to the rural area of Münsterland. Industry and green areas exist here side by side.

New markets

New markets have made the region a specialist in environmental protection and recycling. The first motor car recycling centre in North Rhine-Westphalia was constructed in Herten. Recklinghausen is the headquarters of the world's leading producer of cylinder co-ordinate systems. The largest producer of asbestos-free disc brake pads, and the only supplier of patented two-storey tents also have their headquarters in Recklinghausen. Furthermore, the world's largest producer of rock wool insulating material is located in the district of Recklinghausen.

Sport and leisure

The district’s network of riding trails totals no less than 140 km. There are even more cycling tracks: around 600 kilometres of track crisscross the district. Aviation fans can get their money's worth at the gliding centre in Dorsten, and ‘right next door’ there is a starting point for hot-air balloons in the Marl suburb of Lenkerbeck. There are golf courses in Recklinghausen and in Castrop-Rauxel, a skating rink in Dorsten, a summer toboggan run in Haltern, a rollerskating rink in Datteln, a planetarium, a fencing club, underwater rugby, a skateboard track and a trotting course in Recklinghausen. The Wittringen leisure area with its moated castle is also worth a visit. And talking of water: Fans of water sport are also well catered for. There are over 1000 metres of natural sand at the Haltern Reservoir. Surfers and yachtsmen, canoeists and oarsmen have ideal training conditions on the canoe regatta course in Recklinghausen. In addition, Castrop-Rauxel and Dorsten each has its own marina on the canal.

The leisure portal www.regiofreizeit.de provides an overview of leisure activities, gastronomic offers and cultural events in the towns in the Recklinghausen district.

New markets

New markets have made the region a specialist in environmental protection and recycling. The first motor car recycling centre in North Rhine-Westphalia was constructed in Herten. Recklinghausen is the headquarters of the world's leading producer of cylinder co-ordinate systems. The largest producer of asbestos-free disc brake pads, and the only supplier of patented two-storey tents also have their headquarters in Recklinghausen. Furthermore, the world's largest producer of rock wool insulating material is located in the district of Recklinghausen.

Sport and leisure

The district’s network of riding trails totals no less than 140 km. There are even more cycling tracks: around 600 kilometres of track crisscross the district. Aviation fans can get their money's worth at the gliding centre in Dorsten, and ‘right next door’ there is a starting point for hot-air balloons in the Marl suburb of Lenkerbeck. There are golf courses in Recklinghausen and in Castrop-Rauxel, a skating rink in Dorsten, a summer toboggan run in Haltern, a rollerskating rink in Datteln, a planetarium, a fencing club, underwater rugby, a skateboard track and a trotting course in Recklinghausen. The Wittringen leisure area with its moated castle is also worth a visit. And talking of water: Fans of water sport are also well catered for. There are over 1000 metres of natural sand at the Haltern Reservoir. Surfers and yachtsmen, canoeists and oarsmen have ideal training conditions on the canoe regatta course in Recklinghausen. In addition, Castrop-Rauxel and Dorsten each has its own marina on the canal.

The leisure portal www.regiofreizeit.de provides an overview of leisure activities, gastronomic offers and cultural events in the towns in the Recklinghausen district.