Skyline of Essen | © Peter Prengel
Skyline of Essen | © Peter Prengel
Convention

Location

Convention

Location

Changeable, vibrant and cosmopolitan - that is Essen, the city in the heart of the Ruhr region. It has around 1,160 years of eventful history behind it. This makes Essen older than Berlin, Munich or Dresden. Founded around 850 by Bishop Altfrid as a monastery for daughters of the Saxon aristocracy, Essen grew in size thanks to coal, Krupp and steel and made the city one of the world's most important centres of the coal and steel industry. But the days of black gold are long gone; today Essen is "European Capital of Culture" (2010), "European Green Capital" (2017), an attractive trade fair and science location and home to around 590,000 people.

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EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH
Touristik | ESSEN CONVENTION BUREAU

Kennedyplatz 5
45127 Essen

Kirsten Schneider
+49 201 8872041
schneider@emg.essen.de

Aleksandra Prochasek
+49 201 8872036
prochasek@emg.essen.de

Andreas Rickenbrock
+49 201 8872040
rickenbrock@emg.essen.de

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CORONAVIRUS IN ESSEN

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