The Ruhr region is home to some beautiful lakes. One of these is Baldeney Lake, which connects the districts of Werden, Bredeney, Heisingen and Kupferdreh. As a popular holiday resort, it offers the perfect backdrop for a good time with family and friends.
Villa Hügel was built by Alfred Krupp and is a landmark of the city. The magnificent building is surrounded by a park with sculptures, which is open to the public. There is also an exhibition on the history of Villa Hügel.
Essen’s botanical garden is located in Grugapark, a historic park area. Exotic plants and works by top artists await you there. Visitors enjoy the picturesque park and over 40 different sculptures.
Zollverein colliery and museum
The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is closely linked to the history of the city. A coal mine in operation from 1851 to 1986, it is now a symbol of the industrial heritage of the Ruhr region.
The Carl colliery is one of Essen’s favourite meeting places. It presents artists and entertainers from all areas of culture and art. There are also historical exhibitions and other events.
Borbeck Castle is a baroque moated castle built in the 9th century. As the residence of the prince abbesses, the surroundings were intended to be reminiscent of the Garden of Eden. Today, the castle is a popular tourist attraction.
Hespertal railway museum railway
Take a ride on a historic train to the Hespertal Railway Museum. The museum railway takes passengers from Essen-Kupferdreh up to Haus Scheppen, an old fiefdom of Werden Abbey.
The AirHop trampoline park in Essen-Kray offers a huge selection of trampolines. Jump for an hour or the whole day. The versatile equipment and obstacles offer fun for beginners and experts alike.
Bochum Zoo & Fossilium
At Tierpark Bochum, visitors can discover over 4,000 animals from around 300 different species. Marvel at monk vultures, curious meerkats and ancient giant tortoises. Bochum Zoo and Fossilium Bochum have a lot to offer.
Monza Indoor Kart
The Rimo EVO-6 karts on the Monza indoor kart track whizz around the track with a rapid 6.5 hp. The Karthalle is located in Herne on the A42 motorway, directly at the Herne-Crange exit. Grab your family and take part in a race!
As a small, non-profit organisation, the zoo is an institution in the city of Duisburg. More than 100 employees are committed to the welfare of more than 9,000 animals and ensure that visitors have a good time.
The Aquapark is guaranteed fun for all visitors. Countless slides and the pool area under the large glass dome provide hours of action. There are also wonderful views and a spacious sauna area.
Essen Trade Fair
With around 55 trade fairs and exhibitions, including ten leading trade fairs, Essen is one of the top ten trade fair locations in Germany.
Düsseldorf Trade Fair
It offers a modern exhibition centre and conference centre. In the centre of one of Europe’s strongest economic regions.
Experience a unique variety of programmes in the most impressive multifunctional arena in Europe – as a football stadium, open-air stage, exhibition centre, ski slope and much more.
At Movie Park Germany in NRW, action, fun and excitement are guaranteed for the whole family. Various attractions and programme highlights allow visitors to immerse themselves in the worlds of film and television.
Winter fun in the centre of the Ruhr region! With 640 metres of slopes, Alpincenter Bottrop is the longest indoor ski slope in the world and is also equipped with a summer toboggan run and beer garden.
Here you will find everything your shopping heart desires. Escape the daily grind and treat yourself to something special.
The Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre is located in the middle of Nordsternpark and is the venue for a wide variety of concerts and events – from hard rock festivals to classical music concerts.
Essen Philharmonic Hall
The Philharmonie is a magical place that hosts many events, concerts, theatre and much more. Let yourself be enchanted by the culture and enjoy your stay.
A work of art by Wolfgang Christ stands at the top of the Tetraeder slag heap. It is very beautiful to look at and at night the steel spire shines brightly, giving it a beautiful glow.
The Eventzeche Essen impresses with a mix of old industrial charm and modern accents. Visit a variety of events or plan your own individual event.
The stadium on Hafenstraße is currently the venue for the Rot-Weiß Essen football club. In addition to traditional theatre operations, many concerts and events also take place there.
Christmas market Essen
Look forward to an atmospheric Advent season in Essen. The International Christmas Market was honoured by the “European Best Christmas Markets” and makes Christmas dreams come true.