Pappschachtel, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Former) Pappschachtel

The good ol' box

The card­board box at the corner of De-la-Che­valler­ie Straße / West­er­hol­ter Straße was opened in 1977 and burnt down in 1982. It was the cent­ral youth cul­tur­al cen­ter in Gelsen­kirchen. Here, for re­l­at­ively little money, all the greats of the Ger­man mu­sic scene of the time could be ex­per­i­enced: BAP, Her­bert Gröne­mey­er, Ex­t­rabereit and many more. As a sub­cul­tur­al place of com­mu­nic­a­tion, the card­board box was also a thorn in the side of the loc­al ad­min­is­tra­tion. Again and again there were con­flicts about the volume or the un­adap­ted pro­gram. Today there is an or­din­ary Gelsen­kirchen street corner here, but it gives an im­pres­sion of the loc­a­tion of the card­board box in the middle of Gelsen­kirchen-Buer.

Fur­ther in­form­a­tion
Ecke De-la-Che­valler­ie Straße / West­er­hol­ter Straße 45894 Gelsen­kirchen

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