Offizielle Tourismusseite der Stadt Essen. Hier erfahren Sie alles für Ihren Aufenthalt in Essen. Informationen über Veranstaltungen und Ausflugsziele, Reiseangebote, Zimmervermittlung und vieles mehr.


Enjoy discovery Essen: One Ticket - many opportunitties

Whether you are visiting alone or in a group, for one, two or three days, the ESSEN WelcomeCard is packed with benefits from 49 partners in the arts, culture, leisure, gastronomy, hotels and shopping. To cap it all, the ESSEN WelcomeCard allows free travel on public transport within the Essen city limits for the duration of its validity.

To ensure that your visit to Essen is a success we have summarised the prices, benefits and other information about the ESSEN WelcomeCard.

We hope you enjoy your ESSEN WelcomeCard and wish you a pleasant stay.

The ESSEN WelcomeCard is available at the Tourist Information Office Essen and at both Ruhrbahn customer centres, at 60 sales partners, and at the 200 Ruhrbahn ticket machines.

(up to five people of any age)
24 h Card
48 h Card
72 h Card
10,50 €
16,10 €
22,00 €
21,00 €
39,00 €
51,00 €
Benefits with Essen WelcomeCard
Essener StadtrundfahrtenEssen city tour - reduced fare € 15 (instead of € 17)
Grugapark Essen25 % discount on adult day
metropolradruhr / nextbike; public bike rental1 hour free for up to 5 bicycles (code 807086)
Phänomania Erfahrungsfeld25 % discount on the regular admission price
Cannot be combined with other discounts, cannot be redeemed in groups
Quartierliebe25 % discount on all culinary city tours, booking code:
simply out tours15 % discount on all tours (starting from € 15)
Street SafariDiscounted price: € 6 (instead of € 9) Discount code:
Teamescape EssenIn a 2-5 player game, an additional person plays for free. (Appointment needed. Not combinable with any other offers or promotion vouchers.)
Weisse Flotte Baldeney€ 1 discount on all Baldeneysee sightseeing
Benefits with Essen WelcomeCard
Aalto-Theatre and Schauspiel Essen10 % discount on single tickets
(excluding premieres and special events)
(Former Residence of the Mayor)
20 % discount on single tickets
excluding concert on New Years’s Eve
Das Kleine Theater Essen10 % discount on single tickets
(excluding premieres and special events)
Denkmalpfad Zollverein"About coal and miners" tour, discounted € 8 (instead of € 9,50)
Domschatz Essen25 % discount on regular entry price (€ 3 instead of € 4)
Exhibition "The era of coal"€ 7 reduced entry (instead of € 10) | duration: 27.04. -
Grend-Kulturzentrum10 % discount off all
Haus der Essener Geschichte20 % discount on all in-house
Katakomben-Theater im Girardet Haus10 % discount on
Klavier-Festival Ruhr10 % discount on the Essen concerts of Klavier-Festival Ruhr 2018 (Box office, subject to availability)
Lichtburg Essen1 free small bag of popcorn with ticket
Museum Folkwang€ 1 discount on special exhibition tickets (Free admission to the permanent collection)
Old Synagogue EssenCatalogue: Old Synagogue Essen - House of Jewish Culture-
The Permanent Exhibition, Essen 2016, 208 pages, discounted
€ 16 (instead of € 19,95)
red dot design museum€ 4 reduced entry (instead of € 6)
Ruhr Museum€ 5 reduced entry (instead of € 8)
for the permanent exhibition | portal of industrial heritage
Ruhrtriennale - International Festival of the Arts10 % discount on seasonal events in Essen: August/September 2018
(Box office, subject to availability, exhibitions excluded).
Sago Essen
(backyard theatre)
15 % discount off
Soul of Africa Museum€ 2 discount on all
Stratmanns Theater15 % discount on all events (excluding guest
Studio-Bühne EssenReceive a free drink in the Wohnzimmer-Café when
purchasing an admission ticket
Theater Freudenhaus10 % discount off all
Theater im Rathaus10 % discount on all performances at night (except New Years Eve)
Treasury St. Ludgerus50 % discount on regular entry price (€ 1.50 instead of € 3)
Unperfekthaus1 free beer/wine or 1
Benefits with Essen WelcomeCard
Hotel, gastronomy, shopping
ATLANTIC Congress Hotel EssenOne free beer or non-alcoholic drink with every main course at
the restaurant CUXX or bistro
BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel YpsilonOne free beer or non-alcoholic drink with every main course at
the restaurant Wintergarten
Bildungshotel Essen5 % discount on the room
Casa Padrino10 % discount on all
Das Fünf Mädelhaus1 small soup and a dessert for free when ordering a main
fairhavn10 % discount on all purchases (on all items)
Holiday Inn Essen City CentreOne free beer or non-alcoholic drink with every main course at
the restaurant
Holiday Inn Express Essen 10 % discount on the room
Hotel An der Gruga10 % discount on the daily rate. Only valid for direct bookings with the hotel. Free bicycle hire (upon availability)
Hotel Bredeney1 bottle of water and free Highspeed-Internet throughout the building; free use of the spa
Hotel Maximilians10 % discount on the daily rate. Only valid for direct bookings with the hotel Free bicycle hire (upon availability)
Maredo Steak RestaurantsWhen you order a main course, enjoy a 0.2 l glass of wine (San José or Chardonnay) or a 0.3 l glass of beer or a 0.3 l soft
drink for free.
Mintrops Land Hotel Burgaltendorf1 free coffee with every main course at the Mumm
Mintrops Stadt Hotel Margarethenhöhe1 free coffee with every main course at the M
OKINII20 % discount on lunch or dinner (not combinable with other offers)
Restaurant MalakowFree aperitif with the main
SeitenblickOrganic wine tasting for
€ 9.90 instead of € 12.90
Sheraton Essen Hotel1 free hot drink with a main course at the Restaurant am
Tourist Information Office10 % discount on all items from the gift shopOverview Essen Souvenirs
(This information is only available in German.)
Villa VueWith every main course: the "Rosi" aperitif cocktail and an
original autograph by Mirja Boes
Webers - Das Hotel im Ruhrturm50 % discount on our breakfast
Welcome Hotel Essen1 Warsteiner (0.25l) / 1 soft drink (0.2l) per main course at the SunnySide

Sale of Essen WelcomeCard and further information:

Essen Marketing GmbH
Tourist Information Office
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
D- 45127 Essen
Telephone: +49 201 19433 or +49 201 88 72333
Fax: +49 201 8872044

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm