Essen, the European Cultural Capital 2010, offers its guests a wide range of recreational activities.
But who really wants to explore the city, should take time. Immerse yourself in the Zollverein World Heritage Site and the Ruhr Museum to discover the mining past of an entire region. Follow the "Heritage Trail" of the city or get on a guided tour along the "culture path".
Marvel at the masterpieces of the cathedral treasury or the Museum Folkwang, discover design icons in the "red dot design museum" or the old towns of Kettwig and Werden. Or enjoy a ride through the city in an open double-decker open-topped bus. Or…
Please feel fre to ask us. We are happy to provide advice and practical help, so that you can discover and experience your very own City of Essen.
The Philharmonie Essen, built in the historic hall building, is one of the most beautiful and acoustically best concert halls in Germany. Especially in cultural city trips a concert at the Philharmonie Essen belongs to a cultural highlight.
The Münster (also called Dom) is one of the most important churches in NRW. Both the interior of the church, as well as the cloister and the cathedral treasury are accessible.