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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
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

Abteiberg Museum

From the series “Famous buildings of Postmodern architecture”
Temporary exhibitions are often held in the museum. They are dedicated to a variety of areas of contemporary art. The museum has changed its location several times over the years as its collection has constantly expanded. The current building is a striking example of postmodernism. The Museum Abteiberg moved here more than a decade ago. Johannes Cladders is the founder of the museum. He became its first director afterward. … Read further

Crouching Tiger and Turtle

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
The authors of the project of an unusual staircase are Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. They managed to combine in one structure two functions at once: to make an excellent viewing platform and an unusual attraction. Many tourists prefer to stroll through the stairs in the evening, when it is decorated with spectacular artistic illumination. The design is quite of impressive scale. Its height reaches 13 meters. From the highest point of the staircase opens a wonderful panoramic view of the city. … 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. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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