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Tour de Trinkhalle: The 22 most iconic kiosks in the Ruhr area

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The Ruhr area without a kiosk — that would be like a pot without a lid or a bicycle without a tire. The kiosk, which is called "Trinkhalle" in this part of Germany, stands for much more than the small shop around the corner. The trinkhalle is a childhood souvenir, the place for a pleasant conversation, the shortstop on the way to work and, for some, an extension of your home. And that at just about every corner: according to rough estimates, there are around 18,000 kiosks in the Ruhr area — and they even have their own day, 'Der Tag der Trinkhalle' (Trinkhalle Day). On this day, the Ruhr area celebrates its stalls with plenty of activities, street art, and neighborhood parties. You can find more information here: tagdertrinkhallen.ruhr.

In this Collection, we bring you 22 of the most iconic kiosks in the Ruhr area. What you make out of them is entirely up to you. Maybe you'll include them on your Tours as a drink stop, or maybe you'll stick around a little longer. Either way, a visit is always worth it, especially as we've found some really awesome kiosks for you. If you'd prefer, you can do the same as us on our research trip and embark on a trinkhalle tour, on which you ride from one kiosk to the next. After all, it can be considered cultural in this part of Germany.

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    Kult Kiosk am Freigrafendamm

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    For 68 years there was the small wall / window kiosk in Altenbochum, with which many residents have grown up and where they have previously bought their lumps. In 2017, the kiosk had to move. Now it is about 300 meters further, still on the freeboard embankment on the ground floor of a corner house. Outside rather unimpressive, inside really comfortable. In addition to the usual kiosk-stuff, you can get here coffee, home-baked cakes, stews and home-style cooking and sit in one of the cozy sitting areas. Despite a new location a real original!

    opening hours
    Mon. to Fri .: 6 to 20 o'clock
    Sat: 8 to 20 o'clock
    Sun .: 9 to 20 o'clock

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    Ehrenfelder Feierabendladen

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    A true original for over 40 years! Typically Ruhrpott, typical Trinkhalle, this kiosk is located on the corner of a house in the Joachimstraße. Somewhat hidden, but once you're there, you'll recognize him immediately by the eye-catching shop window decoration, which makes every football fan, especially the local patriots of the VFL Bochum, make their hearts beat faster. A shop window is dedicated to the club from Bochum. Otherwise, there is everything there is in a book just now, as well as a DHL Shop.

    opening hours
    Mon to Sun: 3 to 10 pm

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    Holgers Erzbahnbude

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    It's just a snack bar. Nevertheless, she is well on the way to becoming a cult, without any fancy. That's how it works in the pot.

    Okay, this place here is something special. On the one hand, it stands directly at the intersection of the Erzbahn route with the Kray-Wanner-Bahntrasse, a real bicycle junction. On the other hand, it is simply cozy here. From the trailer come drinks, sweets, fresh pastries and in the event of the case is also some tools ready. The numerous seats are generally well used, you come here actually always in the conversation, if you want. And sometimes, if you're lucky, there's even live music. In good weather such a simple bike ride can end almost magically.

    opening hours
    Mon. to Sun .: 10 to 22 o'clock

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    Antjes und Jörgs Kiosk

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    A little off in a residential area is Antjes and Jörg's kiosk, which already has a 50-year tradition. Many students of the nearby schools come here and so there is next to the normal Büdchenangebot especially delicious breakfast with sandwiches, sandwiches, pastries and freshly ground coffee.

    opening hours
    Mon. to Fri .: 5 to 17 o'clock

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    Das Korthäuschen

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    A really cool, small corner kiosk in a quaint building on Parkstraße, near the Marien-Hospital in Bochum Wattenscheid. Here you will find typical office supplies: baked goods, coffee, magazines, tobacco and sweets. No more and no less, rustic Ruhrpott atmosphere included.

    Opening hours:
    Mon to Fri: 5 to 19 o'clock
    Sa .: 9 to 20 o'clock
    Sun .: 9 to 19 o'clock

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    Kiosk 62

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    Kiosk 62 is still very young and yet an institution in the Essener Südviertel. The kiosk is a bit more than the classic Trinkhalle. In addition to the typical range of books, there are also food and hygiene items here, so you can do the small emergency shopping until just before 11.30 pm.

    opening hours
    Mo. to Sa .: 6 to 23.30
    Sun .: 8 to 23.30 clock

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    Verkaufshalle Sven Lauer

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    Quietly located in a residential area yet centrally located at the Rüttenscheider Stern you will find the drinking or sales hall or just the little book by Sven Lauer. There is not just a wide range of newspapers and magazines here, but ice cream, sweets and groceries. There is also a GLS parcel shop in the office.

    opening hours
    Mon. to Fri .: 7am to 10pm
    Sat: 8 to 22 o'clock
    Sun .: 9 to 22 o'clock

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    Bei „Mampf“-Fred

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    For more than 100 years the cult kiosk is located in Essen Harzopf At "Mampf" -Fred, which is basically much more than a kiosk, it is rather a kind of mom and pop shop, where food, cosmetics and animal feed are also available. The name is fair with delicious, self-lubricated rolls, potato salad or sausages. If it has to go fast again, everything else already has or you are on the bike just before the hunger fast: With Mampf-Fred you will be helped!

    opening hours
    Mon. to Fri .: 4 to 21.30
    Sat: 7 to 9:30 pm
    Sun .: 9 to 21 o'clock

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    Kiosk und Stehcafé

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    On the border between the old town of Mülheim and the district of Dümpten is the kiosk and stand-up café, which has only been here since 2016. There used to be a shop here, but it had closed at some point - for three years the place was empty, before it was breathed new life. Here you can find sweets, newspapers, baked goods, ice cream. And there are stationery, so students, if they have forgotten something, find the most important. The kiosk even has a Facebook page: facebook.com/KioskGrujic

    opening hours
    Mon to Fri: 6 to 21 o'clock
    Sat: 7 to 13 o'clock
    Sun .: 8 to 20 o'clock

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    Kiosk am Springweg

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    Formerly here was a small Edeka, today is located on the corner Mühlenstraße / Springweg the "kiosk on Springweg" of Varthini and Sayanthan Sivapatham, who have created here with great attention to detail a cool starting point for the small shopping or snack break in between. On weekdays from 7 to 10 o'clock there are delicious, fresh sandwiches.

    opening hours
    Mon to Fri: 7 to 10 and 12 to 22 o'clock
    Sat .: 10 to 22 o'clock
    Sun .: 10 to 22 o'clock

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    Der K(uh)iosk

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    The K (uh) iosk was there as a movie booth during the Day of the Drinking Halls 2018: tagdertrinkhallen.ruhr/die-trinkhallen/nach-staedten/detail/der-kuhiosk-1

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    Jockels Büdchen

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    Office operator Ingo is not called Jockel, but otherwise everything is real and authentic in this place. It is not surprising that the boss used to be a miner himself. The book has been around for more than 15 years and now has cult status in the district of Gelsenkirchen in Schlüngelberg. The cool Trinkhalle is wonderfully accessible via the new Hugo route and lies on the route of industrial culture. If you are already there, a visit to the old site of the coal mine Hugo is worthwhile. In the shadow of the impressive winding tower you can learn a lot about mining and roll through the biomass park with an environmental education trail on the Halde Rungenberg.

    opening hours
    Mon. to Fri .: 6.30am to 10pm
    Sat .: 6.30am to 10pm

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    Heimatmuseum mit Fortuna-Bude

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    The home and natural history museum Wanne-Eickel is one of the three sites of the Emschertal Museum. In the year the city was founded by Wanne-Eickel (1926) it was established as a museum of local history. After several relocation, it is now housed in the former elementary school of the now Herne district "Our Fritz".

    Today, exhibits from the world of mining, inland shipping and transport in the Ruhr area, the formerly large bakeries of Wanne-Eickel and domestic life are presented there. Special exhibits include the fully preserved Art Nouveau décor of a 1905 drugstore and the ornate "Bude" from 1900 in the courtyard.

    There are also numerous historic trams, rail vehicles and mining vehicles set up. Upstairs is the natural history collection, which came through the excavations of the nearby Rhine-Herne Canal to original mammoth bones and fossils.

    opening hours
    Tue to Fri: 10am to 5pm
    Sa .: 14 to 17 o'clock
    Sun .: 11am to 5pm

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    Trinkhalle am Stadtgarten

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    A real original in Herne: the Trinkhalle am Stadtgarten. Here you can choose whether you orderst in the sales window or go to the rustically charming interior of the shack. Inside there is everything there is in a booth. In the morning fresh rolls are lubricated and there is coffee and scrambled eggs at fair prices. If you fancy a chat, you can settle down in the sitting area and let a bit of original Ruhr pot in a really cool, almost nostalgic environment on you.

    opening hours
    Mo. to Sa .: 7am to 9pm
    Sun .: 8 to 21 o'clock

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    BonBonBude – Der Retro Kiosk

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    Ela and Ralle are full of good, old Rock'n'Roll with everything that goes with it. They live and celebrate the entire package in their retro kiosk, which, in addition to coffee and schnapps, also offers what many people wanted to pack in their "bag of colorful" items: candies, fruit gums, marshmallows and all sorts of other sweet sins that you have learned in advance on your bike tour in advance - which is why you can access without a guilty conscience! The booth is located in the middle of Castrop Rauxel and is small, cozy and colorful. Definitely cult and clearly worth a stop!

    Incidentally, the BonBonBude aka Retrokiosk even has its own homepage, which is quite worth reading: bonbonbude.de

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    Mon to Fri: 8 to 19 o'clock

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    Kiosk Dilschad

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    This drinking hall in Dortmund Marten has been around for over 30 years. Thanks to its typical building right in the middle of the mile, it immediately catches your eye and keeps the Buden cult in the Germanias settlement alive. In addition to ice cream, sweets, tobacco, drinks and magazines, there are also a few groceries and toys. In addition, parcel shipping from Hermes is offered here.

    opening hours
    Mon. to Fri .: 6.30am to 10pm
    Sat .: 6.30am to 11pm
    Sun .: 7:00 to 21:00

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    Kilic Trinkhalle

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    Not far from the Tremoniapark, on the corner of Südwestfriedhof / Kreuzstraße, you will find Killik Kiosk, a typical place where you can get everything from Snickers to Coke, giving you fast energy after a nice bike ride. Plenty of space in front of the shack is predestined for a while to stop for a little chat. Or you grab your purchase and roll over into the park, which is also perfect for taking a little after-ride break.

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    Mon. to Sun .: 7 to 22 o'clock

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    Kiosk Zwischenstopp

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    "Last gas station in front of the highway", um ... "Last stop in front of the stadium"! Whether it really is the last in front of the world-famous Signal Iduna Park of the BVB, let's put it there, in any case, it is not far from the place of worship of Ruhrpott football. Accordingly, this book is here popular Refreshment of the numerous fans who appear here on match days in hordes. You can be annoyed by it or you see it as Ruhrpott culture. You can definitely experience them here! Because otherwise it is never empty in this centrally located drinking hall. In addition to the Wegbier to the stadium, there are of course also "a bag of colorful" and a touch of neighborhood culture of the Dortmund Kreuzviertel.

    opening hours
    Mon to Fri: 6 to 23 o'clock
    Sat .: 7am to 12pm
    Sun .: 7 am to 12 pm

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    24 Stunden Kiosk

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    One of the most famous books in Dortmund! Which is also because of the fact that you can always come here. Because this drinking hall is open day and night. 24 hours, 365 days, year after year. The kiosk has existed here for some 80 years, since 25 of which it is open non-stop. So, if at some point in the middle of the night you pedal completely starved through Dortmund, you know where you're being helped. Incidentally, the shack is located in the immediate vicinity of the "Bananenradweg" ("Banana Cycle Path"), an old railway track that you can use today to cycle wonderfully quietly and far away from the city traffic from Lake Phoenix to almost the main train station.

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    Minimarkt

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    One can call it "Büchen XL" or just "mini market": There is definitely more than Zeitschiften, Klümpskes and beer. For ten years you can find here, compared to the city clinics, the Dortmund mini market, where you can buy until late in the evening the most important thing to survive or get the emergency gift for the forgotten birthday. You can also send out your Hermes package, play the lottery or finally get a new BVB fan article. In short: Here you will find Dortmund Ruhrpottatmosphäre of the very finest.

    opening hours
    Mon. to Sun .: 6.30am to 11pm

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    Bergmann Kiosk 🍺

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    This drinking hall is a very special one. Because here is the drinking actually in the foreground. And that's drinking miner beer. Which is also something very special. Bergmann was once one of the many traditional breweries of the former beer town of Dortmund. At some point swallowed by the Union-Ritter brewery, abandoned, forgotten. By 2005, more of the trademark rights to the name Bergmann beer had been bought by a private beer lover. The "beer idea" actually became a serious project - the old Bergmann beers were given new life. Meanwhile, there is a new brewery on Phoenix West, including beer garden, where you can directly consume the products. Much more iconic is the Bergmann Kiosk, in the middle of the city, not far from the Dortmund main station. Here you get Bergmann beer on tap or to take away. A piece of Dortmund history to drink, so to speak.

    opening hours
    Sun. to Thu .: 16 to 22 o'clock
    Fri: 14 to 22 o'clock
    Sat .: 11am to 10pm

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    Rosi’s Stübchen

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    In Rosi's Stübchen there are fresh meatballs, sandwiches and the usual Budensortiment consisting of newspapers, drinks, tobacco and snacks. And then there is the "Ruhrpottbude": In the formerly vacant shop window next door, you can examine all sorts of cool Ruhrpott souvenirs, from the French fries dish to the Pott cup and one or the other cool gift idea. If you like something: Rosi next door likes to sell it to you.

    opening hours
    Mon. to Fri .: 6 to 19 o'clock
    Sat .: 7am to 6pm
    Sun .: 8 to 14 o'clock

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