Wattenscheid was once a separate town in the North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state of Germany, with four of the country's ten largest cities. The state was formed in 1946 as a merger of the northern Rhineland and Westphalia, both formerly part of Prussia. Its capital is Düsseldorf. The state is currently run by a coalition of the...

 region of Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. In 1975 it became part of Bochum
Bochum is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany. It is located in the Ruhr area and is surrounded by the cities of Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Herne, Castrop-Rauxel, Dortmund, Witten and Hattingen.-History:...

. It has a population of about 80,000 citizens. It is a part of the Ruhr area
Ruhr Area
The Ruhr, by German-speaking geographers and historians more accurately called Ruhr district or Ruhr region , is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With 4435 km² and a population of some 5.2 million , it is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany...

. Some famous firms have their headquarters in Wattenscheid e.g. Steilmann
Steilmann was a German textile group which had its headquarters in Wattenscheid and at its 1998 peak employed over 18,000 people. After near-bankruptcy in 2006 broke up the group, some parts continue to use the Steilmann name....


Districts of Wattenscheid

  • Mitte
  • Eppendorf
    Eppendorf can refer to:*Eppendorf, Saxony, a German town in the Freiberg district in Saxony*Hamburg-Eppendorf, a quarter of Hamburg*Eppendorf, Bochum*Eppendorf , a biotechnology company in Hamburg-Eppendorf...

  • Günnigfeld
    Günnigfeld is a district of Bochum, a city in the Ruhr area ofNorth Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany. Günnigfeld belongs to the Stadtbezirk of Wattenscheid, Germany, which was a town until 1974 and is now part of Bochum...

  • Höntrop
    Höntrop is a district of the City of Bochum in the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The population used to speak the Westphalian dialect, but now standard German is the norm. Höntrop borders inter alia to Freisenbruch, which belongs to Essen, another city, and Linden a district of...

  • Leithe
    Leithe is the northwesternmost part of the City of Bochum in the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The population used to speak Westphalian, but now standard German is the norm. Leithe borders to a part of the city of Essen also bearing the name of Leithe. Leithe belongs to the...

  • Munscheid
  • Sevinghausen
  • Südfeldmark
  • Westenfeld


The football club SG Wattenscheid 09
SG Wattenscheid 09
SG Wattenscheid 09 is a German association football club, located in Wattenscheid which is part of Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club claims an official founding date of 18 September 1909 as Ballspiel-Verein Wattenscheid out of the merger of two earlier sides known as BV Sodalität der...

, which played at the highest German level for men, the Fußball-Bundesliga
The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...

, from 1990 to 1994 and for women, the Women's Fußball-Bundesliga
Fußball-Bundesliga (women)
The Women's Football Bundesliga is the main league competition for women's football in Germany. In 1990 the German Football Association created the German Women's Bundesliga, based on the model of the men's Bundesliga. It was first played with north and south divisions, but in 1997 the groups...

, in the 2007-08 season, is located in Wattenscheid.

The athletics club TV 01 Wattenscheid is also located in Wattenscheid.

The chess club SV Wattenscheid plays at the highest level in Germany, the Chess Bundesliga
Chess Bundesliga
The term Chess Bundesliga , normally refers to the premier league of team chess in Germany. It is arguably the strongest and longest running league of its kind, attracting many top grandmasters from Europe and beyond....


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