The city of Recklinghausen with its population of approx. 120,000 is located in the north of the Ruhr-Area. The charming Old Town does not only feature exclusive shopping facilities, but also the famous icon museum and a historic town hall. A wide variety of cosy caf├ęs and restaurants, a modern new shopping mall (Palais Vest) with 120 shops as well as a lot of half-timbered houses form the cityscape of Recklinghausen.