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Visiting Essen for ....

24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours in Essen.

Exploring Essen’s diversity is always a good idea. The first 24 hours alone offer incredible possibilities. And things are rarely so unrestricted: here, more really is more. So spend 48 or even 72 hours here. Even this much time is just enough to take in the main attractions, the characteristic flair of the city or to discover one or other culinary delight.

day 1. 24 hours. Culture, history and design.


Visit the Essen Cathedral treasury

  • Sacral exhibits of priceless value
  • The Golden Madonna – the oldest sculpted figure of Mary in the West

Old Synagogue – Jewish cultural building

  • The eventful history of the building as a mirror of the times
  • Exhibitions, events and special offers

Break for lunch


Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein/Zollverein Mine XII
(2 hours)

  • Bauhaus-inspired architecture - »the most beautiful coal mine in the world«
  • Unique museum - a place for art, culture and design
  • Great architectural ensemble - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ruhr Museum

  • Fascinating history of one of the largest industrial regions of the world
  • Modern and popular design


red dot design museum

  • the world's largest exhibition of contemporary design
  • 1,000 Red-Dot -winning products from around the world
  • within the breath-taking architecture of the former Zeche Zollverein complex


  • Dinner in one of the city’s restaurants
  • Evening event according to own plans

Further information and contact:

EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH | Tourist Info

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