Discover a selection of 255 vacation rentals in Gelsenkirchen, DE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and gardens and backyards. Prices start at null per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Gelsenkirchen. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Lively Gelsenkirchen will entice you

Enjoy the area's opera, culture and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Gelsenkirchen. This city's football games, zoo and rock climbing draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Gelsenkirchen

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gelsenkirchen a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Golf Club Schloss Horst (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Cranger Kirmes (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Alpincenter Bottrop (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Indoor Skydiving Bottrop (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gelsenkirchen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Gelsenkirchen. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stadtgarten (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Tetrahedon Bottrop (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Grugapark Botanical Garden (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Baldeneysee (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Seaside Beach Baldeney (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Bochum Botanical Garden (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Gelsenkirchen

The nearest airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), located 21.1 mi (33.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Dortmund (DTM), which is 22.4 mi (36.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Gelsenkirchen Central Station, Gelsenkirchen Zoo Station and Gelsenkirchen Buer Süd Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Gelsenkirchen by catching a ride on the metro at Gelsenkirchen Rotthausen S-Bahn, Schloss Horst U-Bahn or Buerer Strasse U-Bahn.

How many vacation rentals are available around Gelsenkirchen, DE?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 255 vacation rentals around Gelsenkirchen. From 223 condo and apartment rentals to 20 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Gelsenkirchen?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 223 Condos/Apartments in Gelsenkirchen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gelsenkirchen include:

  • Houses: 20 rentals available
  • Studios: 221 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gelsenkirchen?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Gelsenkirchen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.