Essen

European capital of culture with a mining past, Essen is now a green city, converted into the service sector.

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Essen - a cultural capital

Located in the Ruhr Basin, Essen was once home to the country’s largest coal, iron and steel factories. Today, it is home to an industrial monument listed as World Heritage by UNESCO: the industrial complex of the Zollverein coal mine. 

The city has undergone a major conversion and was able to revive its economy and attract businesses. Essen has recently received the titles of Green City and Cultural Capital. 

If we were to mention only one museum, it would undoubtedly be the Folkwang, dedicated to modernism, with works by Matisse, Cézanne, van Gogh or even Gauguin, housing over 600 paintings and 200 sculptures. 

Shall we take you there? 

    • pictogramme madone The oldest sculpture based on the Golden Madonna can be found in the Cathedral
    • pictogramme cinéma With 1,250 seats, the "Lichtburg" is the largest cinema in the country
    • pictogramme villa Hugel The Villa Hügel with 8,100 m² and 269 rooms is the largest residence in Germany

What to do there

Practical info​

Reception

Address :

Am HauptBahnhof 5
45127
Essen

Lost and found :

On +49 900 1 99 05 99 or via the form.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Bike park 
  • Luggage lockers
  • Free wifi

 

Assistance 

Welcome desk and booking assistance :

On +49 180 6 512 512 (between 06:00-22:00) at least 24h before departure or via the form.