Living in Essen - furnished and central
As a major city in Germany, Essen has some good reasons why you should rent a furnished apartment or vacation home here.
Europe's Capital of Culture 2010 is located in the heart of the Ruhr region and is an interesting address for a city trip as well as for business travelers.
The former coal town is now home to numerous companies and offers an extensive cultural program with museums, exhibitions and events.
Essen is known, for example, for the Zollverein coal mine. Where coal was brought to daylight for over 130 years, there are now several museums, such as the Ruhr Museum and the Red Dot Design Museum.
A testimony to the industrial era is also the former residence of the Krupp family. The powerful dynasty made its wealth with steel. This is also how the Villa Hügel was built, which is open to visitors today
Excursion destinations in Essen and the region
In the immediate vicinity, the region has some interesting excursion destinations. Among them is the Haniel slag heap with a height of 190 meters. The amphitheater has room for up to 800 spectators, who can attend cultural and theatrical events here.
Another excursion destination is the Tetraeder near Bottrop. This accessible steel structure is around 60 meters high and also offers a good view over parts of the Ruhr region.
An interesting part of the city is the Kruppsiedlung Margarethenhöhe. Since the emergence of the housing estate in the early 20th century, here stand handsome houses with ivy and ornate facades.
Essen Kettwig is another interesting district, located away from the center. Due to its location, it was spared from destruction in the 2nd World War, which preserved the historic old town.
More than 580,000 inhabitants live in the city in the middle of the Ruhr region, making it one of the largest cities in Germany. In NRW, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dortmund are further ahead in terms of population.
These major cities are also worth seeing and definitely worth a trip.
Cologne is the most popular city in North Rhine-Westphalia among tourists, but due to its economic power the cathedral city is also interesting for business people.