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Coat of arms of Bochum
district of Bochum
Location from in the south
Coordinates 51 ° 27 '35 "  N , 7 ° 13' 41"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 27 '35 "  N , 7 ° 13' 41"  E
surface 5.45 km²
Residents 18,246 (Dec. 31, 2016)
Population density 3348 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation Apr 1, 1904
district south
Settlement in Wiemelhausen with Malakow tower, Julius-Philipp colliery

Wiemelhausen is a district of Bochum that was incorporated into Bochum on April 1, 1904.

Geography and traffic

Wiemelhausen connects to the city center to the south and extends to Stiepel in the south. In the west Wiemelhausen borders on Weitmar , in the north on the city ​​center , in the east on Altenbochum and Querenburg . Together with Stiepel and Querenburg, Wiemelhausen essentially forms the district of Bochum-Süd, whereby the boundaries of the districts differ slightly from the district boundaries. The increased center is the so-called church district around the church of St. John .

The arterial roads " Königsallee " and "Universitätsstraße" as well as the city ​​motorway A 448 lead through Wiemelhausen . The subway line U 35 , the most important local transport link within Bochum, which connects the main train station with the Ruhr University, runs under and in Universitätsstraße .


On December 31, 2019, 18,179 people lived in Wiemelhausen.

Structural data of the population in Wiemelhausen:

  • Minor quota: 12.7% [Bochum average: 14.6% (2019)]
  • Old age quota (60 years and older): 31.9% [Bochum average 28.3% (2019)]
  • Proportion of foreigners: 8.7% [Bochum average 14.4% (2019)]
  • Unemployment rate: 4.9% [Bochum average 8.9% (2017)]

economy & Administration and Management

Wiemelhausen is mainly a residential and shopping district. Service companies are also located here. For example, the Bogestra with headquarters, the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See , the Berufsgenossenschaftliche Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil , the Bergmannsheil professional association , the city archive of the city of Bochum, the employment agency , the Bochum-Süd tax office , the Bochum branch of the Deutsche Bundesbank and to find the main office of Volksbank Bochum Witten. The machine manufacturer Eickhoff and the headquarters of the software company G Data are also located here .

Culture and sights

In Wiemelhausen, the Thürmer Hall is a place of Bochum's cultural life. The old Malakow tower of the Julius-Philipp colliery on Markstrasse as well as the medical-historical collection of the Ruhr University Bochum and the listed Albertus-Magnus church are also located in Wiemelhausen.

Education and Research

In Wiemelhausen there are three primary schools and three high schools , one of which is home to an astronomical observation station. As part of the Bochum model, the Bergmannsheil clinics are part of the University Hospital .


The sports club Concordia Wiemelhausen 08/10 eV is based in Wiemelhausen and its sports facility is located on Glücksburger Strasse. The men's team in the football department made it to the Westphalia League in the 2015/2016 season . The club was created in 1997 from the merger of the two local clubs SV Concordia Bochum 1910 and the DJK TuS Wiemelhausen 1908 .

In addition, with the DJK Teutonia Ehrenfeld 1913 eV, another football club is based in Wiemelhausen on the sports facility on Wohlfahrtstrasse.

Web links

Commons : Wiemelhausen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Statistical yearbook of the city of Bochum 2017 ( [1] )
  2. The population figures are given according to statistical districts and not according to the districts, the figures for this are in the article population development of Bochum
  3. Stephanie Reekers: The regional development of the districts and communities of Westphalia 1817-1967 . Aschendorff, Münster Westfalen 1977, ISBN 3-402-05875-8 , p. 296 .