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.
Essen - guide chapters
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.
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.