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Colors of Essen - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Schloss Ippenburg, Bad 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.
Among five hundred attractive restaurants in Essen travelers especially appreciate several dining places. The famous brasserie DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus specializes in dishes of … Open
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 exhibition is visited not only by professionals, but also by ordinary tourists. There are cognitive activities, as well as performances of famous athletes.
The Essen Week of Light has remained popular among locals for many years. It is an amazingly beautiful and romantic festival dedicated to ancient lanterns. Unique lights are placed directly on city streets; during the festival, you can see hundreds of different lanterns. By nightfall, streets of the city feature the truly fantastic atmosphere. Some light installations may be of interest not only to curious travelers, but also to professional designers. All celebrations are held in the open air; guests of the festival will see interesting street performances, light shows and an abundance of holiday treats. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
The Essen Motor Show is the young event dedicated to cars. Unique cars are main exhibits of this large-scale exhibition. Unusual tuned and ultra-racing cars, rare antique cars in the luxury vehicles along with concept cars are among exhibits. Despite its topic, the Essen Motor Show would be interesting for the whole family. Its guests can not only enjoy unique exhibits, but also take a picture with cars and witness ceremonies and enchanting outdoor concerts.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Essen and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Essen
♥   Basilika St. Ludgerus, Essen-Werden, 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Laurentius, Wuppertal, 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Suitbertus, Düsseldorf, 26.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Margareta, Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, 26.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Lambertus, Düsseldorf, 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster-Basilika St. Quirin, Neuss, 36.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Viktor („St. Viktor-Dom”), Xanten, 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Essen
♥   Castle 'Hardenstein Castle' , 20.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Bladenhorst' , 22.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Burg near Solingen' , 36.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hückeswagen Castle' , 40.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Cappenberg' , 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Vischering' , 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Altena Castle' , 48.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Essen and around

Zeche Zollverein

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
The city of Essen also has a deserted coal mine that enjoys attention of tourists. The former coal mine is enlisted in the number of valuable industrial sites in the world and is under UNESCO protection; some of its quarries were converted into an interesting museum dedicated to the history of the mining industry. Mining has begun there in 1834; the famous businessman, Johann Franz Haniel, was a founder of the facility. … Read further

Crouching Tiger and Turtle

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
Not always a ladder has an exact practical purpose. An excellent example is an original attraction, which can be seen in Duisburg. "Tiger and Turtle" staircase resembles a roller coaster with its outlines, but visitors of the attraction are offered not to pass, but to take a difficult route. An unusual installation can also be seen as a symbolic monument. The main material used for its construction is zinc, and it has been decided to build an attraction in the place where zinc mining was previously conducted. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Essen

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Essen. Learn the best periods to visit Essen to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Essen.
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