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210,000 square metres of retail space in the city, 25 weekly markets, five shopping centres. This is Essen.

Essen city centre alone offers over 1000 department stores, shops and boutiques. It fulfils your every shopping wish. For those who prefer indoor shopping, the Town Hall Gallery and the Limbecker shopping centre are the places to be. With approximately 70,000 square metres of retail space, the latter is one of the largest city-centre shopping centres.

Shopping city: an invitation you simply cannot turn down.


Even when approaching from a distance, it’s hard to ignore the curved roof of the Limbecker Platz shopping centre. Inside, you’ll be treated to a wonderful Essen shopping experience with 200 shops and numerous culinary options over a total area of 70,000 square metres.

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Inner-city shopping, yet no need to worry about the weather: As an attractive meeting point between Essen’s two major shopping streets, the Rathaus Galerie offers retail, delicious cuisine and services for the whole family.

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The tradition-steeped Deutschlandhaus ("Germany House") has been in family ownership since 1928 and is cautiously but steadily being developed. Shoppers can find high-quality furniture, lighting, clothing and decoration in the Lindengalerie under the heading of "life and home".

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The Theaterpassage, in a listed brick building designed by renowned architect Georg Metzendorf, has had a wide range of upmarket specialist shops and services on offer since 1985. Varied restaurants are waiting for those who want to spoil themselves after shopping, and in warmer months, guests can even sit on Hirschlandplatz - perhaps the sunniest terrace in Essen.

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Essen Central Station

If the words "Central Station" conjure up nothing more than commuter trains, regional and long distance trains, then be prepared for a surprise: Essen Central Station has much more to offer. About 30 shops and venues are here for you to shop and dine in style. Whether you’re looking for clothes, shoes, toiletries, books or culinary items – it’s got something for everyone. The discount supermarket Lidl at the central station is even open on Sundays.

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Kettwiger Straße

Kettwiger Strasse is one of the top 20 shopping streets in Germany. It is also the busiest shopping street in the city, seeing an average of about 40,000 pedestrians daily. Shopaholics will find mainly clothes and shoe shops in the pedestrian shopping district. For everyone and every budget. They are joined by accessory and home stores, as well as a wide range of dining options.

Further information and contact:

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