Bicycle Race between Krupp, culinary delights and world cultural heritage

Weekend trip

Bicycle Race between Krupp, culinary delights and world cultural heritage

Day 1: Cycling in the footsteps of Margarethe Krupp

Essen and the Ruhr region are an excellent cycling area. This is due, among other things, to the numerous former colliery railway lines that have been converted into fast and direct cycle routes. This allows you to get from A to B not only comfortably but also quickly. For example, on a 13 km route through the west of the city. During a stopover at Margarethenhöhe , considered one of the most beautiful examples of the German garden city idea, you will experience what is probably Essen's most unique district. A trained guide will lead you through the district that Margarethe Krupp had designed according to her ideas and which today, due to the special ownership structure, can still choose its own inhabitants to a large extent. By the way, you are welcome to stay for lunch at the ‘Maggihöhe’. In the gourmet restaurant ‘M’ you will certainly be pampered to the hilt.

Then, freshly refreshed, you get back on your bike and after just a few minutes you reach the next highlight. The Grugapark with its 60 hectares is the green lung of the city of Essen and one of the most spacious and beautiful European city parks. A special eye-catcher there is, among other things, the Hundertwasserhaus , which you can already see on the way from the cycle path. From the 'Gruga' you will return to the hotel, where you can end the evening in a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 2: Discover Essen

The next day you will take it much easier, at least today the bus driver will be driving instead of you. The best way to discover the whole diversity of the city of Essen is on a round trip with the double-decker bus . On the 2-hour tour through the entire city, you will pass Baldeneysee , Villa Hügel , the former home of the Krupp family, Margarethenhöhe and, of course, the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein in the north of the city. It's best to get off here and take your time! Together with a trained guide, you will discover the imposing colliery site with its extraordinary industrial culture and nature.

Where people used to work hard and physically, the international creative industries are now at work. The PACT Zollverein , for example, is a centre for dance, performance art and theatre, and in the Red Dot Design Museum you will find Europe's largest collection of contemporary design. The UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein is therefore an exciting place to spend the whole day. You can also find an excellent dinner here: for example at the Casino Zollverein . Or you can take a taxi to one of Essen's Michelin-starred restaurants and spend the evening in a particularly extravagant way at Schote or Restaurant Hannappel .

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