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Printable maps of Essen

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Map of metro in Essen
Tram map of Essen

Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Essen

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Essen with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Essen area

This Essen map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Essen and surroundings

Germany - moving around the country

In Berlin, there is the small airfield, Tegel, which serves a number of famous international companies. The international airport Cologne Bonn operates around the clock that allows it to welcome more passengers than others. You can get to the city by taxi, by personal transport or by using public transport services. Schönefeld Airport is located not far from the town of the same name. It still has the status of international, although it works mainly with budget airlines and charter flights. On the vast territory of the airport, the most comfortable conditions for tourists are created. There is a pharmacy, a baby care room, several cafes and restaurants, as well as a variety of shops and souvenir stalls. … Open

Overview of festivals and celebrations in Germany

The most famous holiday in Germany is Oktoberfest held in Bavaria in autumn. Oktoberfest is the largest and oldest beer festival in the world. It is organized by the Munich administration and traditionally takes place in Munich. Only local breweries are allowed to participate. They brew special sorts with 5-7% ABV. The first festival was held in honor of the silver wedding of the king and queen. It took place in the meadows near the center of Munich in 1810. The festival lasts about two weeks, until the first Sunday in October. Oktoberfest begins with a solemn festive procession of the owners of the tents of the Munich breweries, after which the first crane is set in the beer barrel. … Open

Photogallery of Essen sights

Our guide to Essen

Cuisine and top restaurants

Among five hundred attractive restaurants in Essen travelers especially appreciate several dining places. The famous brasserie DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus specializes in dishes of national cuisine and offers visitors a wide selection of beers. In addition to their favorite beer, visitors can have interesting meat meals, entrees and French fries; all branded treats in the restaurant are very simple, affordable and … Open

Traditions and mentality of Essen

Essen is the largest exhibition center in Germany; every three days, there are various interesting exhibitions. The cultural life of the city is very rich and diverse. No matter for how long your stay will be, you would be able to witness a cultural event. One of the most colorful and exciting events is the EQUITANA exhibition held twice a year. This event is dedicated to horse breeding and equestrian sports. The … Open

Travel guide to Essen

In the district of Kettwig, there are also a lot of historical attractions. Fortunately, it wasn’t damaged severely in wartime. Today, one of its main constructions is the old market where you can buy the most popular products of the local production and choose interesting memorable gifts. You can see picturesque historical streets with half-timbered houses near the market. You also can see the beautiful … Open

Advices for travellers

5. Going on vacation to the park, don’t settle for a picnic in a very first place. Not the whole territory of local parks allows such an activity; current rules have to be specified in advance. 6. Budget travelers should be aware that prices in local hotels and restaurants are pretty high. It is because of the rich cultural life of the city and a huge number of tourists. Thrifty travelers have to choose … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Exhibitions are not the only entertainment in Essen. The ideal place for a relaxing stroll is Kettviger Strasse street, which is home to the most popular shops. The street starts at the cathedral and goes to the railway station, where you can find shopping pavilions of all sizes and specializations. There are several large-scale shopping centers popular among tourists. One of the most important and interesting is … Open

Cultural excursion through Essen - things to see

Essen is a major industrial and exhibition center, business travelers are main guests of the city. Anyway, it is quite attractive for ordinary travelers. Essen was badly damaged during the Second World War; much of historical buildings were destroyed. The main historical symbol of the city and its most important attraction is the Essen Cathedral. This unique monument of architecture is designed in the Romanesque … Open
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