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Bottrop Indoor Skydiving Centre: experience the dream of flight

Welcome to the world's most modern high-performance wind tunnel, delivering the ultimate kick. The niche sport of bodyflight is great fun for all in the skydiving tunnel, in any wind or weather! Suitable for children aged four and above.

Bottrop Indoor Skydiving Centre: the dream of flight comes true! Now's the time, the tunnel is waiting! Germany's only professional indoor skydiving simulator is lots of fun for all-comers; even children aged four and above make their dreams of flying come true. Large or small, young or old, novice or thrill-seeker: anyone can feel the wind rushing against their face here – no previous experience or particular physical fitness is required. A professional instructor is on hand to supervise first-time flyers. The Indoor Skydiving Centre is open throughout the year for people to experience what it's like to feel only air beneath their feet. However, you're also more than welcome if you just want to watch first. Who knows, it might inspire you to have a go yourself!


I want – no, I HAVE to do that! In the world's most modern wind tunnel, at Bottrop Indoor Skydiving Centre, you take off for your authentic free-flight experience under the professional supervision of an instructor, and enjoy a mix of fun, adrenaline and emotion in a safe environment. Winds of up to 286 km/h gush through the 17-metre-high and 4.3-metre-wide glass tube in which beginners and pros alike get to glide through the air. You should bring comfortable clothing and lace-up trainers with light-coloured soles. The prices depend on how long and how frequently you fly and cover your induction, equipment rental (helmet, flight suit, ear plugs and goggles) and supervision by an experienced instructor. It's all there to create an authentic free-flight experience in wind speeds of up to 286 km/h. The flight is over: what a rush! Once you have left the wind tunnel, you are given your very own flight certificate and, for an additional charge, a DVD of your flight.


Where better to go than the GOP Variety Theatre Essen if you feel like getting away from the daily stresses of life for a few hours and treating yourself to a whole evening of fun, cuisine and live entertainment in one of the finest auditoriums in North Rhine-Westphalia? With its shows and rich variety of dining options, the theatre has achieved cult status – not only among locals, but also much further afield.

The GOP Variety Theatre's aim is as simple as it is ambitious: to give you an unforgettable evening. To make good on this, the theatre treated itself – and its audiences – to a renovation in 2006. The building itself was totally refurbished, given a contemporary makeover and equipped with the very latest in stage technology. Clear shapes and structures were broken up by opulent decorations and highlighted with coloured lighting. The different seating levels in the auditorium are now much more prominent, with the rows cascading upwards and outwards from the stage, enabling up to 400 audience members to have an unobstructed view wherever they are seated. These changes have made the GOP Variety Theatre in the city of Essen, the European Capital of Culture in 2010, an exceptional venue for events. Its auditorium, restaurant and bar area provide a perfect mix of infotainment, delicious food and drink and amazing shows. State-of-the-art conference technology, high-end cuisine and the best of variety entertainment make the GOP a premium setting for successful events.

Upcoming dates:

19.07.2019 - 01.09.2019


GOP Varieté Essen
Rottstraße 30
45127 Essen
Fon: +49 (0)201 247 93 93

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.


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