Essen is situated in the heart of the Ruhr area. Being an important fair location, Essen provides for a quantity of hotels. These hotels are overtowered by Germany’s highest town hall, measuring 106 meters / 116 yards. The city was chosen in 1958 to serve as the seat of a Roman-Catholic diocese, the Diocese of Essen (Ruhrbistum) and is home to Germany’s most important church, the Essen Cathedral. During your visit in your Essen hotel you should visit the treasury of this sacred building to have a look at the “Goldene Madonna”, the Western World’s oldest detached statuary.
While staying in Essen we also recommend you to visit the Museum centre of the city. The Folkwang Museum contains one of the Ruhr Area's major art exhibitions, the Ruhrlandmuseum informs you about all there is to know about the natural and cultural history of the region. Many of Essen’s hotels are located alongside the street Kettwiger Straße, which became Germany’s first pedestrial zone in 1958. You will find numerous ways to relax during your stay by visiting the Grugapark. There you will also find the Essen fair, the destination of many Essen hotel guest and the venue of the youth fair “You” and the world’s largest classic car fair, which every year attracts 150,000 visitors.
Near the Essen Hotels lies the Lake Baldeney, where hotel guests may also visit the villa Hügel, where the industrial magnate Alfred Krupp used to dwell. The mansion now houses an exhibition about the history of the company Krupp that has been characterising life in Essen for decades. Within the city there are 48 bus lines covering a distance of 460 km / 285 miles and assuring easy accessibility to your hotel in Essen. The city is home to the RWE AG, ALDI-Nord and Eon-Ruhrgars, one of Germany’s strongest-selling companies.
Total population: 582,764
Postal codes: 45001 - 359