Wattenscheid is a Stadtbezirk of the city of Bochum. Until 1975 Wattenscheid was a separate town in the Ruhr area of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has a population of about 80,000 citizens. Some notable firms have their headquarters in Wattenscheid e.g. Steilmann.

Wattenscheid street scene.

Quarters of WattenscheidEdit



The football club SG Wattenscheid 09, which played at the highest German level for men, the Bundesliga, from 1990 to 1994 and for women, the Women's Bundesliga, 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.


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Coordinates: 51°29′N 7°08′E / 51.483°N 7.133°E / 51.483; 7.133