The city of Essen is located in the heart of the Ruhr Area. The former industrial stronghold surprises you today with numerous highlights. Visit a UNESCO world heritage site that is known worldwide or be inspired by numerous other industrial monuments, relax in a gigantic park, visit one of the numerous museums or cycle along one of the many cycle paths in Essen through the radrevier.ruhr.
One city - many highlights
If you think of Essen, you will quickly think of one of the most famous sights of the Ruhr Area: the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein. The listed former colliery in the north of Essen is a must see during your visit to the Ruhr Area and with its diversity an absolutely worthwhile excursion destination. The Ruhr Museum and the Red Dot Design Museum are located on the grounds of the World Heritage Site, as is the Casino Zollverein, where culinary delights await you. Are you looking for even more culture? Then plan a visit to the Museum Folkwang or spend an evening at the Grillo Theater, Aalto Theater or the Philharmonie Essen. Villa Hügel, the former residence of the Krupp family in the south of Essen, is also a very good tip. Due to the immediate proximity to Lake Baldeney, you can perfectly combine history and leisure pleasures here. You want to do some strolling and shopping? Essen is known as an outstanding shopping city! Both the pedestrian zone and the Limbecker Platz are a good address for extensive shopping tours. After a stroll on the "Rü" in the trendy Rüttenscheiddistrict, end your day with a cold drink or a hot cappuccino. You are very welcome in numerous bars and restaurants.