Bochum, you’re driving me crazy!
Bochum’s Homepage shows 23 spots for legal graffiti all over the city. I thought it would be clever to start early in the year, that may leave me the slightest chance to visit them all during a year!
Never Fear – and Go! Reachability and easy access is important, so I decided touring the spots at Universitätsstraße first, which are well connected via metro U35, better known as Campus-Line. The list shows 6 graffiti halls of fame along that track and I decided to visit them all – one after the other – in a day. Well, what shall I say, the goal was very ambitious – and I failed! I started at Marktstraße and found two underpasses, designed. Next step – University. The walls beneath entry and exit of Uni-parking-garage are coloured legally. My decision to change my plans and better take a break in the afternoon, took me to Westhoffstraße. I hoped, the backside of a private house will not take a lot of time. That was before realizing that this wall is near Mining Museum Bochum. An absolute distracting attraction! Take a look over the roofs of Bochum and the area from the old shaft tower or go down to the visitors‘ colliery beneath the museum building. I fear this wasn’t my last visit in Bochum this year!