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Essen by Vorsichtfalle @flickr
Schloss Borbeck in Essen-Borbeck
Schloss Borbeck in Essen-Borbeck by Sodele @flickr
Schloss Schellenberg in Essen-Rellinghausen
Schloss Schellenberg in Essen-Rellinghausen by Sodele @flickr
Essen_Villa_Hugel by Dittmeyer @flickr
Schloss Ippenburg, Bad Essen
Schloss Ippenburg, Bad Essen by Downhilldom1984 @flickr
Essen City
Essen City by Gnathophyllum Elegans @flickr
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The Brandenburg Gate is considered the main sight of Berlin, the capital of the country. The building of the Gate took place in 1788 – 1791. Nowadays, the monument is an important historic object. Once known as a “Charlie “guarding point, the monument was turned into a museum dedicated to the Cold War. The majority of ancient buildings in Berlin were destroyed during the Second World War, only a few have managed to survive till our days. These are St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, St. Nicolas Cathedral, the building of Arsenal, Marienkirche and Berlin Zoo, the biggest zoo in the world. Many historic landmarks were restored literally from ruins – the Berlin State Opera, Bellevue Palace, Reichstag, Charlottenberg Palace and Kaiser Wilhelm Kirche. There are more than a dozen of interesting museums in Berlin, the most famous of which are the Museum of Egypt, the Prussian Palace Museum, Bode Gallery, Kulturforum, Museum Island, the New National Gallery and Pergamon Museum. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Essen

Travel guide to Essen

In Essen, there are quite unusual attractions. An excellent example is the old Zollverein Mine. It was founded in the 19th century. In the mine, hard coal was produced. When the deposit had been exhausted, the mine was closed. Several years ago, it was decided to turn it into an interesting attraction. The mine has a lot of unique features that let it become the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The oldest district … Open

Advices for travellers

3. The city has a decent selection of hotels for every taste and budget, but it’s better to book a hotel room in advance. The fact is that Essen is visited by many foreign guests because of the huge number of exhibitions, so it isn’t easy to find a suitable accommodation place. 4. It is very clean on the streets, in parks and gardens; in any case, don’t leave trash on the street, as a large fine … Open

Traditions and mentality of Essen

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 … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Besides popular German dishes, you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine in the Der Bonner Hof. Each day, the restaurant is visited by hundreds of German cuisine fans, as well as those who can’t imagine a meal without delicious fish dishes. The Der Kleine Zodiac restaurant is an attractive budget place; pizza is its branded treat. A range of interesting dishes is available for vegetarians. Competitive … Open

Attractions and active leisure

One of the most important and interesting is Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz. This is more than an ordinary shopping mall; in addition to attractive shops it is home to several excellent restaurants. Often there are interesting sales, where you can buy high-quality branded items at the most competitive prices. In warmer months, fans of outdoor activities prefer to spend time on the Baldeney Lake that is located in … Open

Cultural excursion through Essen - things to see

The crypt of the cathedral is also one of the important landmarks; it was built long before the cathedral, in the 10th century. Originally, the crypt hasn’t attracted the attention of historians, but later scientists were able to find a lot of unique historical artifacts in it. Currently, much of them are located in the Cathedral, so all attenders could see the unique treasures and regalia of the old Germanic … Open

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