Gelsenkirchen is home to FC Schalke 04 and the Veltins Arena, one of the most modern stadia in Germany
Gelsenkirchen is home to FC Schalke 04 and the Veltins Arena, one of the most modern stadia in Germany
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Gelsenkirchen: a brief guide

Gelsenkirchen - Famously one of a group of cities that formed the coal-mining heartland of Germany for decades, Gelsenkirchen's most famous export is its football club - FC Schalke 04.

Yet although the area lives and breathes the beautiful game and their beloved Royal Blues, there is more to the city than just its football. bundesliga.com presents a handy bite-size guide to what you need to see if you're planning a visit in the near future...