The town hall of Bottrop


Bottrop is in the eyes of many foreigners a very typical town of the Ruhr - district.
Bottrop was the second - largest Polish speaking town of the world (behind Warzwawa), and Bottrop has got again communistic aldermen since the 1970s.
But the creation of the new town Glabotki (= Gladbeck, Bottrop and Kirchhellen) failed and so a new joke - town didn´t arise...
Cliché or reality? Also Bottrop is changing itself from the old coal mining town to a modern industrial town
A lot of more pictures of Bottrop will follow in summer 2004.







Beautiful old facades at the horse masket of Bottrop.