Grugapark Essen

Grugapark Essen | © Diana Blinkert/EMG
Grugapark Essen | © Rupert Oberhäuser/Stadt Essen
Music-pavillon in the Grugapark | © Diana Blinkert/EMG

The Grugapark is one of the city’s green lungs - and much more than just a botanical garden. Its huge grass areas surrounded by old trees, adventure playgrounds, badminton and beach volleyball courts, children’s zoo, pony riding and free-flight hall are particularly popular with families, who crown a day in the 70-hectare park with a trip on the Grugabahn narrow-gauge railway. Other visitors to the park derive inspiration in the lavishly designed themed gardens for their own gardens, attend concerts on the open-air stage or savour the salty air by the graduation tower ("Gradierwerk").

Or they come to the "Kur vor Ort" park spa for wellness and health. And on top of all this, 40 sculptural works, including pieces by Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin and Alfred Hrdlicka, make this park, originally opened in 1929, into a gigantic open-air gallery.

Opening times: 09:00 to sunset all year round


address and contact

Grugapark Essen

45131 Essen
+49 201 8883-106
+49 201 8883-007