Bochum-Wattenscheid Thingstätte – notes

Bochum- Wattenscheid/ NRW

Due to the construction method and time period characteristic for Thingstätte, the “festival square” laid out in the city garden is also interpreted as one. Neither was the site noted in the major construction program, nor was any money from Berlin involved. As “welfare work for the unemployed” it was built independently by the city. With its three-part stage system, the Thingstätte can seat 3,000 people.

Today it is regularly used as an open-air stage mainly for concerts [1]

Start of construction / Inauguration         
May 15th 1934 / July 4th 1936
Designation historical / contemporary
Festival Square / Open Air Stage Wattenscheid
Nutzung historisch

July 5th 1936„Oratorium der Arbeit“ (Oratorio of labor) by Georg Böttcher


Use contemporary
Concerts, open air events

[1] Stommer, Rainer, Die inszenierte Volksgemeinschaft, Jonas-Verlag Marburg, 1985, p. 240

[2] Ibid.

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