80 Sights in Essen, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Essen, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 80 sights are available in Essen, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Essen

1. Geusenengel

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Als Geusenengel oder Geusen-Daniel werden die Posaunenengel in der Diaspora des ehemaligen Herzogtums Jülich am Niederrhein bezeichnet. Als Wetterfahne dienen Posaunenengel auf den Dachreitern und Türmen evangelischer Gotteshäuser in diesem Gebiet. Die oft versteckten kleinen Kirchen dienten auch den aus den Niederlanden geflohenen Geusen, die sich den im verborgenen wirkenden Protestanten anschlossen, als Gotteshäuser. Ihr Name ging dann auf die Jülicher Protestanten über. Der Geusendaniel war wohl eine Modeerscheinung zu der Zeit, als diese Kirchen erstmals einen Glocken-Dachreiter oder Kirchturm auf oder an ihren Kirchen und Bethäusern anbringen durften. Vor allem nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der Geusenengel zum Symbol der evangelischen Christen am Niederrhein. Beispiele finden sich in Goch, in Geldern (Heilig-Geist-Kirche) oder in der Marktkirche Kettwig.

Wikipedia: Geusenengel (DE)

2. Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen

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The Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen is a railway museum situated south of the city of Bochum in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was founded by DGEG, the German Railway History Company in 1977 and is based in a locomotive depot that was built between 1916 and 1918 and ceased operation in 1969. Then DGEG took over the whole area of 46,000 square metres and built up the biggest railway museum in Germany. In the middle of the museum, there is an engine shed with fourteen tracks. A preserved turntable, coaling, watering, and sanding facilities are still in operation. This museum is integrated into The Industrial Heritage Trail a route of monuments from the history of the industry.

Wikipedia: Bochum Dahlhausen Railway Museum (EN), Website

3. Saalbau/Philharmonie

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The Saalbau is a concert hall in Essen's southern quarter and today the seat of the Essen Philharmonic with adjoining catering and event areas. The building is centrally located in the city centre on the edge of the Stadtgarten and close to the Aalto Theatre. Tomáš Netopil was General Music Director of the Essen Philharmonic from the 2013/2014 season to 2022/2023, succeeding Stefan Soltesz. He was replaced by Andrea Sanguineti as GMD. Hein Mulders succeeded Johannes Bultmann as artistic director at the beginning of the 2013/14 season. Since the 2023/2024 season, Marie-Babette Nierenz has been the designated artistic director of the Philharmonie.

Wikipedia: Philharmonie Essen (DE), Website, Hearing_impaired Website

4. Denkmal F.A. Krupp

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Denkmal F.A. Krupp

Friedrich Alfred Krupp was a German steel manufacturer and head of the company Krupp. He was the son of Alfred Krupp and inherited the family business when his father died in 1887. Whereas his father had largely supplied iron and steel, Friedrich shifted his company's production back to arms manufacturing. Friedrich greatly expanded Krupp and acquired the Germaniawerft in 1896 which gave him control of warship manufacturing in Germany. He oversaw the development of nickel steel, U-boats, the diesel engine, and much more. He died, possibly by suicide, in 1902 after being accused of homosexuality. His daughter Bertha inherited the company.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Alfred Krupp (EN)

5. Altenhof II

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The Altenhof estate consists of the two construction phases of the Altenhof I estate, which was built between 1893 and 1907, and the Altenhof II estate from 1907 to 1914. Altenhof I is located in the Rüttenscheid district of Essen, Altenhof II in Stadtwald. Both were built by Friedrich Krupp AG for its former employees. At that time, it was a revolutionary social commitment that the elderly, invalids and single people were allowed to live rent-free here. Today, the remaining parts of the Altenhof settlement are a testimony to the historical development of settlements and thus belong to the Route of Industrial Heritage.

Wikipedia: Altenhof (Essen) (DE)

6. Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

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The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a large former industrial site in the city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The first coal mine on the premises was founded in 1847, and mining activities took place from 1851 until December 23, 1986. For decades, starting in the late 1950s, the two parts of the site, Zollverein Coal Mine and Zollverein Coking Plant, ranked among the largest of their kinds in Europe. Shaft 12, built in the New Objectivity style, was opened in 1932 and is considered an architectural and technical masterpiece, earning it a reputation as the "most beautiful coal mine in the world".

Wikipedia: Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex (EN), Website, Heritage Website

7. Auffliegender Schwan

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In the Grugapark of the city of Essen, 44 sculptures and works of art are currently being distributed on the free terrain. They range from classical modernism to contemporary art and can be visited on guided tours, among other things. Most of the time, they are mostly permanent loans from private individuals, companies, foundations, museums or artists whose works are presented in the protected area. It is the largest sculpture park in the Ruhr area. The Grugapark collection also includes three works of art that are outside the park in the Skulpture Ensemble Moltkeplatz and come from the donation of Roger Schimanski.

Wikipedia: Skulpturen im Grugapark (DE), Website

8. Philharmonie/ Saalbau

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Saalbau Essen is a concert venue in Essen, Germany, the home of the Essen Philharmonic. The original building was completed in 1902, and destroyed during World War II on 26 July 1943. It was rebuilt between 1949 and 1954 and completely renovated in 2003 and 2004. The Saalbau Essen is located a little bit south of the city center close to the Aalto Theatre. Since the 2013/2014 season Tomáš Netopil has been the music director of Essener Philharmonic. Also since 2013/2014 Hein Mulders has been the intendant of the Saalbau Essen.

Wikipedia: Saalbau Essen (EN), Heritage Website

9. St. Ludgerus

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The St. Ludgerus Church in Essen-Werden is considered one of the most important late Romanesque church buildings in the Rhineland. It was built at the beginning of the 9th century as the abbey church of the Benedictine monastery of Werden and was redesigned in the 13th century in the Rhenish transitional style. Outside the actual church building is the crypt with the shrine of St. Ludgerus. Since the abbey was abolished, St. Ludgerus' Basilica has been a Catholic parish church. Since 1993 it has held the title of Basilica minor.

Wikipedia: St. Ludgerus (Werden) (DE), Website

10. Friedenskirche Steele

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The Evangelical Church of Peace in the eastern Essen district of Steele is a neo-Gothic, three-nave church building that has been a listed building since 1989. The church was built in 1872 according to plans by the Essen architect Julius Flügge as a successor to a predecessor church that had become too small on the same land and is today the parish church of the Protestant parish of Königssteele, which belongs to the Essen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Friedenskirche (Essen-Steele) (DE), Website

11. Insel Werden 1984 - Heute

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Insel Werden 1984 - Heute

Maria Nordman is a German-American sculptor and conceptual artist. She is known for creating the contexts of FILM ROOMS starting in 1967: FILM ROOM EAT 1967-PRESENT and FILM ROOM EXHALE 1967- PRESENT. These two works are the fulcrum of other works that follow, of other works that follow, enabling new considerations of rooms as sculpture. Her works in film, still photography, and sculpture variously connect to writing, musical projects, architecture, public space, and performance.

Wikipedia: Maria Nordman (EN)

12. Domschatzkammer

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The Essen Cathedral Treasury is one of the most significant collections of religious artworks in Germany. A great number of items of treasure are accessible to the public in the treasury chamber of Essen Minster. The cathedral chapter manages the treasury chamber, not as a museum as in some places, but as the place in which liturgical implements and objects are kept, which continued to be used to this day in the service of God, so far as their conservation requirements allow.

Wikipedia: Essen Cathedral Treasury (EN), Website

13. Ehemaliges Verwaltungsgebäude Zeche Graf Beust

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Ehemaliges Verwaltungsgebäude Zeche Graf Beust

The Graf Beust colliery was a coal mine in the eastern quarter of the city of Essen. It was named after the Rhenish mining captain Ernst August Graf von Beust. The Graf Beust colliery was one of the founding members of the Rhenish-Westphalian Coal Syndicate (RWKS). In the second half of the 19th century, it was one of the most important mines in the western part of the Ruhr area, which belonged to the Prussian Rhine Province, and was one of the first marl mines in this area.

Wikipedia: Zeche Graf Beust (DE)

14. St. Mariä Geburt

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St. Mariä Geburt Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Sankt Mariä Birth is a Roman-Catholic church building in the Essen district of Kupferdreh, Dilldorf, which has been listed on Roman Catholic since 1989. It was built in the style of neo -Gothic from 1876 to 1879 from light brown Ruhr sandstone. The reason for the construction of the church was the greatly increased number of believers in Dilldorf. The church stands on Dilldorfer Straße and is consecrated by Maria, the mother of Jesus.

Wikipedia: St. Mariä Geburt (Kupferdreh-Dilldorf) (DE)

15. Viktoria-Gymnasium

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The Viktoria-Gymnasium is a general secondary school near the city centre of Essen in the district of Südostviertel. The school building on Kurfürstenplatz, which was inaugurated in 1914, and the director's residence are now on the list of monuments of the city of Essen. At the end of the 2019/20 school year, the Viktoria-Gymnasium was merged into the Burggymnasium Essen. The approximately 350 pupils are taught by around 35 teachers.

Wikipedia: Viktoria-Gymnasium (DE)

16. Grabmal Brünglinghaus

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Grabmal Brünglinghaus

The Old Cemetery Huttrop was established in 1878 as a municipal cemetery in today's Essen district of Huttrop. At that time, Huttrop was part of the mayor's office of Stoppenberg, although Huttrop was incorporated into the city of Essen in 1908. Deconsecrated in 1991, the burial ground has been transformed into a park in which several tombstones are preserved, most of which are now listed as historical monuments.

Wikipedia: Alter Friedhof Huttrop (DE), Heritage Website

17. Johanneskirche

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St. John's Church is a Protestant church in the Bergerhausen district of Essen, Germany, which belongs to the Evangelical Parish of Bergerhausen in the Essen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. It was inaugurated in 1985 and replaces the older St. John's Church, which had been built between 1954 and 1955. The free-standing church tower of the first church building is still preserved.

Wikipedia: Johanneskirche (Essen-Bergerhausen) (DE), Website

18. Halbachhammer

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The Halbachhammer in the Essen district of Fulerum is the recreated remnant of the medieval Fickynhütte from Weidenau an der Sieg. Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach had it moved to the Nightingale Valley within sight of the Margarethenhöhe and donated it to the city. Today, the Halbachhammer is a technical and economic monument, a branch of the Ruhr Museum and part of the Route of Industrial Heritage.

Wikipedia: Halbachhammer (Fulerum) (DE), Heritage Website

19. Villa Hügel

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Villa Hügel Dr.G.Schmitz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Villa Hügel is a 19th-century mansion in Bredeney, now part of Essen, Germany. It was built by the industrialist Alfred Krupp in 1870–1873 as his main residence and was the home of the Krupp family until after World War II. More recently, the Villa Hügel has housed the offices of the Kulturstiftung Ruhr, an art gallery, the historical archive of the Krupp family and company, and a concert venue.

Wikipedia: Villa Hügel (EN), Website

20. Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Institut für deutsch-jüdische Geschichte an der Universität Duisburg-Essen

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The Old Synagogue in Essen is one of the largest, best preserved and architecturally most impressive testimonies to Jewish culture in pre-war Germany. Built in the centre of the city, the Byzantine style former Synagogue was originally consecrated as the Neue Synagoge in 1913; it now houses an institution dedicated to documenting and promoting the history of the city's former Jewish community.

Wikipedia: Old Synagogue (Essen) (EN), Website

21. Aalto-Theater

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The Aalto Theatre is a performing arts venue in Essen, Germany, and is home to the city's opera company Aalto-Musiktheater and the ballet company Aalto Ballett. The Essener Philharmoniker serve as the venue's orchestra. The theatre opened on 25 September 1988 with Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and is mainly used for opera and ballet, but also for concerts and galas.

Wikipedia: Aalto Theatre (EN), Website

22. Schurenbachhalde

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Schurenbachhalde Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Schurenbachhalde is an approximately 50-metre-high tailings heap of coal mining in the Altenessen district of Essen, Germany. The slag heap is named after the "Schurenbach" body of water, which was buried under it from the 1970s onwards, and is located directly on the Rhine-Herne Canal, between Emscherstraße and Nordsternstraße and near the Nordsternpark Gelsenkirchen.

Wikipedia: Schurenbachhalde (DE)

23. Stratmanns Theater

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The America Haus Ruhr, called the Europahaus since 1994, has been a building in the city center of Essen since 1991. It was built in the early 1950s as an American house and the first main base of their information network in selected major cities. After the house later served 15 years as the seat of the mayor, the STRATMANNS theater cabaret has been located since 1994.

Wikipedia: Stratmanns Theater Europahaus (DE), Website

24. Vryburg

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The Vryburg is a medieval ring wall that is important for the early medieval settlement in the Ruhr Valley. Today's desolation of the complex is located in the eastern Essen district of Horst on a hill north of the Ruhr in the immediate vicinity east of Haus Horst. It may have been the forerunner of this manor house. However, the assumption has not yet been proven.

Wikipedia: Vryburg (Denkmal) (DE)

25. Marktkirche

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The Essen Market Church, Gertrudis Church until the end of the 19th century, is located in Essen's city centre on the market, Essen's original market square, which was once the economic, political and religious centre of the city. The hall church, originally Romanesque, was late Gothic after partial reconstruction and was the first Protestant church in Essen.

Wikipedia: Marktkirche (Essen) (DE), Website

26. St. Barbara (Byfang)

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St. Barbara (Byfang)

St. Barbara's Church is a Roman Catholic church building in the Byfang district of Essen, Germany. The church, named after St. Barbara of Nicomedia, patron saint of miners, belongs to the parish of St. Josef Essen Ruhr Peninsula in the Essen city deanery of the diocese of Essen. The church stands in a slightly elevated position on the Nöckersberger Sattel.

Wikipedia: St. Barbara (Essen-Byfang) (DE), Website

27. St. Johann Baptist (Essen)

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St. Johann Baptist (Essen)

The Catholic parish church of St. Johann Baptist is a Gothic hall church in Essen, dedicated to John the Baptist, which stands on Kettwiger Straße, the main street of Essen, in front of Essen Minster, to which it is connected. On account of its position and the fact that its spire towers over the Minster, visitors often mistake it for part of the Minster.

Wikipedia: St. Johann Baptist, Essen (EN)

28. Zionskirche

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The Zionskirche is a Protestant church in the Essen district of Horst at Dahlhauser Straße 161. It was built from 1957 to 1958 in the style of post-war modernity and today belongs to the parish of the Freisenbruch-Horst-Eiberg in the Essen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. On November 21, 2019, she was under monument protection.

Wikipedia: Zionskirche (Essen-Horst) (DE), Website

29. Villa Vogelsang

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Villa Vogelsang is a villa on the Ruhr heights in the Horst district of Essen on Antonienallee. The name goes back to one of the former owners, the entrepreneur Wilhelm Vogelsang. On the park -like property there is also a former coache in the immediate vicinity of the villa. Villa and coache are listed and are part of the route of industrial culture.

Wikipedia: Villa Vogelsang (DE), Heritage Website

30. Schloss Borbeck

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Borbeck Castle is a baroque moated castle in the Borbeck district of Essen, Germany. Since the 14th century, it has been the preferred residence of the prince abbesses of Essen and received its present external appearance in the 18th century. Since the 1980s, it has been used as a venue for further education and cultural events.

Wikipedia: Schloss Borbeck (DE), Website

31. Christuskirche Kupferdreh

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Christuskirche Kupferdreh

The Christuskirche in Kupferdreh is a Protestant church in the Kupferdreh district of Essen, Germany. It was built in brick masonry in 1877–1879 and 1893–1894 and has been a listed building since 1989. It belongs to the Evangelical Parish of Kupferdreh in the Essen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Essen-Kupferdreh) (DE)

32. Gnadenkirche Dellwig

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Gnadenkirche Dellwig

The Evangelical Church of Grace in Essen-Dellwig belongs to the parish of Dellwig-Frintrop-Gerschede in the church district of Essen of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. It was inaugurated in 1894, enlarged in 1929 and rebuilt after damage during the Second World War. The church has been a listed building since 1994.

Wikipedia: Gnadenkirche (Essen-Dellwig) (DE), Website

33. Erlöserkirche

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The Evangelical Church of the Redeemer in Essen's southern quarter is a neo-Romanesque church building that has been a listed building since 1986. Today, it offers space not only for congregational services, but also for cultural events, especially for concerts by the Essen Bach Choir and the "Gospel and more" choir.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Essen) (DE), Website

34. Krupp-Park

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Krupp-Park is a park under construction in the western quarter of the city of Essen, Germany. It was created as part of the Krupp-Gürtel urban development project and is located here in a north-south extension parallel west of the Berthold-Beitz-Boulevard. In the southern part of the park there is a sports facility.

Wikipedia: Krupp-Park (DE)

35. Burgruine Vittinghoff

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Burgruine Vittinghoff Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Haus Vittinghoff is a defunct moth on Vittinghoffstraße in Essen's Stadtwald district. It is the ancestral seat of the noble Vietinghoff family, which bore the title Freiherr von Vittinghoff called Schell zu Schellenberg in its Westphalian line, but called itself Freiherr von Vietinghoff-Scheel in the Baltic line.

Wikipedia: Haus Vittinghoff (DE)

36. Pestalozzidorf Im Grund

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Pestalozzidorf Im Grund

The Pestalozzi village "Im Grund" is a housing estate for young people, which was built according to the principles of the pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi – adapted to the needs of mining – in the Essen district of Katernberg. It is located between the Zollverein III colony and the Dortmannhof.

Wikipedia: Pestalozzidorf_„Im_Grund“ (DE), Heritage Website

37. Friedenskirche

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The Friedenskirche is located on Bernestraße near the Old Synagogue and the Town Hall in the city center of Essen. The Old Catholic church, which is a listed building, was built between 1914 and 1916. Its creation in the midst of the horrors of the First World War makes the naming easy to understand.

Wikipedia: Friedenskirche (Essen) (DE)

38. Alteburg

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Alteburg Kungfuman / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Alteburg is the largest and oldest castle complex in Essen, a Carolingian ring wall south of Essen-Werden on the left bank of the Ruhr in North Rhine-Westphalia. A few hundred metres further north, on the Pastoratsberg, there was a similar complex in the 9th to 11th centuries, the Herrenburg.

Wikipedia: Alteburg (Essen) (DE)

39. Schloß Schellenberg

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Schellenberg Castle is a well-preserved castle on a forested hill of the Ruhr heights in the Rellinghausen district of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. From 1452 to 1993 it was the property of the Freiherren von Vittinghoff called Schell zu Schellenberg and until 1909 their place of residence.

Wikipedia: Schloss Schellenberg (DE), Website

40. Wasserturm am Steeler Berg

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Wasserturm am Steeler Berg

The water tower on Steeler Berg is located on Diether-Krebs-Platz in the southeastern quarter of the city of Essen. In 1985 it was included in the list of monuments of the city of Essen. It still has its function as a water tower today. In addition, it is now the seat of the Essener Tafel.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm am Steeler Berg (DE)

41. Museum Folkwang, Altbau

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Museum Folkwang, Altbau

Museum Folkwang is a major collection of 19th- and 20th-century art in Essen, Germany. The museum was established in 1922 by merging the Essener Kunstmuseum, which was founded in 1906, and the private Folkwang Museum of the collector and patron Karl Ernst Osthaus in Hagen, founded in 1902.

Wikipedia: Museum Folkwang (EN)

42. Gervinuspark

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The Gervinuspark park is located in today's Essen district of Frohnhausen. Until 1959, this area was Essen's West Cemetery. The tomb of Wilhelm Kerckhoff, the first and only mayor of the mayor's office in Altendorf, the largest rural community in Prussia at the time, is still there today.

Wikipedia: Gervinuspark (DE)

43. Marktkirche Kettwig

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Marktkirche Kettwig

The Evangelical Market Church is a listed church building in Kettwig, a district of Essen, Germany. The name Kirche am Markt has prevailed because it allows a precise geographical classification in Kettwig and at the same time excludes confusion with the market church in Essen-Stadtmitte.

Wikipedia: Marktkirche Kettwig (DE), Website, Heritage Website

44. Domkirche Ss. Cosmas und Damian

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Domkirche Ss. Cosmas und Damian

Essen Minster, since 1958 also Essen Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Essen, the "Diocese of the Ruhr", founded in 1958. The church, dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Blessed Virgin Mary, stands on the Burgplatz in the centre of the city of Essen, Germany.

Wikipedia: Essen Minster (EN)

45. Glückaufhaus

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The Glückaufhaus is an office building built in 1922/1923 in Essen's southern quarter at Friedrichstraße 1, whose façade has been a listed building since 1988. It was built according to the plans of the architect and head of the municipal building department Ernst Bode (1878–1944).

Wikipedia: Glückaufhaus (DE)

46. Dubois-Arena

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Dubois-Arena UnbekanntUnknown / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

In the 1950s, the Dubois Arena was a boxing arena in the Borbeck district of Essen, Germany. It is now used for open-air cultural events. The arena bears the name of the founder and first president of the Federation of German Professional Boxers (BDB), Ernst Dubois (1900–1957).

Wikipedia: Dubois-Arena (DE)

47. Walter-Hohmann-Sternwarte

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The Walter Hohmann Observatory in the Schuir district of Essen is a public observatory run by a non-profit association that also participates in planetoid research. It was named in memory of the space pioneer Walter Hohmann. The observatory is located at 120 m above sea level.

Wikipedia: Walter-Hohmann-Sternwarte (DE), Website

48. Ruhrkämpfermahnmal

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Ruhrkämpfermahnmal Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Ruhr Fighters' Memorial is a monument erected in 1934 during the Nazi era in the Horst district of Essen, Germany. It is located in a wooded area directly above the north bank of the Ruhr about 100 meters southeast of Haus Horst. In 1985 it was rededicated as a memorial.

Wikipedia: Ruhrkämpferehrenmal (DE)

49. Krupp Stammhaus

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Krupp Stammhauskaʁstn – Steffen Schmitz / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Krupp family was initially a slate half-timbered building built in 1818/1819 as an overseer's house, and later became the residence of the Krupp family of industrialists from Essen. After being destroyed during the war, it was reconstructed true to the original in 1961.

Wikipedia: Stammhaus Krupp (DE)

50. Reiterdenkmal, Kaiser Wilhelm I.

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The Kaiser Wilhelm monument in the centre of Essen is an equestrian statue depicting Kaiser Wilhelm I. As one of numerous Kaiser Wilhelm monuments erected during the German Empire, this one also glorifies Wilhelm I as its founder and victor over the Second Empire (France).

Wikipedia: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal (Essen) (DE)

51. Trip Inn

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The Osram House is a commercial building built in 1928/1929 in Essen's southern quarter, which has been a listed building since 1987. It was built according to plans by the Essen architect Ernst Knoblauch. After renovation, the house has been a hotel since July 2020.

Wikipedia: Osram-Haus (Essen) (DE), Website

52. Evangelische Kirche Katernberg

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Evangelische Kirche Katernberg

The Evangelical Church Katernberg is a church building in the northern part of Essen. The largest Protestant church in Essen, belonging to the Evangelical Church of Katernberg in the church circle Essen der Evangelische Kirche in Rhineland, is protected by monument.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Katernberg (DE), Website

53. Kreuzeskirche

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The Church of the Holy Cross in Essen's city centre is a Protestant church that was built between 1894 and 1896 according to plans by the architect August Orth. After severe damage during the Second World War, it was rebuilt by 1953 and is now a listed building.

Wikipedia: Kreuzeskirche (Essen) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

54. Deutschlandhaus

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Today, the Deutschlandhaus is an office and commercial building in Essen's city centre on Lindenallee. It was built in 1928 and 1929 as a technical town hall and is considered the first high-rise building in the city. It has been a listed building since 1988.

Wikipedia: Deutschlandhaus (Essen) (DE), Website

55. Südwestfriedhof

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The municipal Essen Southwest Cemetery is located in the west of the city of Essen in the district of Fulerum. After the Park Cemetery, it is the second largest burial ground in the city in terms of area. 2878 victims of both world wars are also buried here.

Wikipedia: Südwestfriedhof Essen (DE), Website, Heritage Website

56. Altlutherische Kirche

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Altlutherische Kirche

The Evangelical Lutheran Church, also known as the Old Lutheran Church, is a church building built in 1909/10 in Essen, Germany, at Moltkeplatz 17/19. It belongs to the church district of Westphalia of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK).

Wikipedia: Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (Essen) (DE), Website

57. Ehemaliges Press- und Hammerwerk Ost

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The press and hammer factory East was part of the Krupp cast steel factory. Since 1992, the now redesigned, historic building, which is a historical preservation building, has been used as a furniture house in the Westviertel of the city of Essen.

Wikipedia: Press- und Hammerwerk Ost (DE)

58. Notkirche

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The Apostle Church is a Protestant church building in the Frohnhausen district of Essen, Germany. It is a church in the Evangelical parish of Essen-Frohnhausen, which belongs to the Essen church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Apostelkirche (Essen) (DE), Website

59. Ruhr Museum

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The Ruhr Museum, formerly the Ruhrland Museum, is a diverse natural history and cultural history museum for the Ruhrgebiet in Essen, Germany. The sponsor is the Stiftung Ruhr Museum. Director since 2012 is the historian Heinrich Theodor Grütter.

Wikipedia: Ruhr Museum (EN), Website

60. Deutsche Bank

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Between 1872 and 1925, Essener Credit-Instar AG, with its headquarters in Essen, was a regional bank that was a leader during the German Empire and the Weimar Republic in the financing of the expansion of the heavy industry in the Ruhr area.

Wikipedia: Essener Credit-Anstalt (DE), Heritage Website

61. Amtsgericht Steele

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The district court of Essen-Steele, with its seat in the Essen district of Steele, is responsible for the districts of Burgaltendorf, Byfang, Freisenbruch, Horst, Kray, Kupferdreh, Leithe, Steele, Überruhr-Hinsel and Überruhr-Holthausen.

Wikipedia: Amtsgericht Essen-Steele (DE)

62. Christuskirche Altendorf

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The Christus Church in Essen belongs to the Evangelische Lutherkirchengemeinde Essen-Altendorf in the church circle Essen der Evangelische Kirche in Rhineland and stands in the district Altendorf in Essen, Germany, on Kopernikusstraße.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Essen) (DE), Website

63. Stadtgarten Essen

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The Stadtgarten Essen is Essen's oldest publicly accessible green area. It is located south of Essen Central Station in the Südviertel district, between the Aalto Theater, the Philharmonie and the neighbouring Rüttenscheid district.

Wikipedia: Stadtgarten Essen (DE)

64. Haus Horst

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Haus Horst

Haus Horst, also known as Horst Castle, is a former knight's residence on the northern bank of the Ruhr high above the river in the Horst district of Essen, Germany. It is listed as an architectural monument and as a ground monument.

Wikipedia: Haus Horst (Essen) (DE), Heritage Website

65. ChorForum

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ChorForumde:Benutzer:Azog, who confirms the license. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The church of St. Engelbert is located in the southern quarter of the city of Essen. It was designed by the architect Dominikus Böhm and consecrated in 1935. In 1993 it was listed as a historical monument. She was profaned in 2008.

Wikipedia: St. Engelbert (Essen) (DE), Heritage Website

66. Burg Luttelnau (Kattenturm)

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Luttelnau Castle was a knight's seat in the Ruhr Valley near Essen, in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the only moth (tower hill castle) which is at least partially preserved on this river. The Kattenturm is the ruin of the tower.

Wikipedia: Burg Luttelnau (DE), Heritage Website

67. Geschossdreherei

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The Krupp steelworks, or Krupp foundry, or Krupp cast steel factory in Essen is a historic industrial site of the Ruhr area of North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany that was known as the "weapons forge of the German Reich".

Wikipedia: Krupp steelworks (EN)

68. Steeler Wasserturm

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Steeler Wasserturm

The Essen-Steele water tower at Laurentiusweg 83 in Essen's Steele district was built in 1898 on the highest geographical point in Steele and drew its water from the Steeler waterworks on Westfalenstraße directly on the Ruhr.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Essen-Steele (DE)

69. Auferstehungskirche

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The Church of the Resurrection in Essen is a Protestant church building built in 1929. The round church is located in the Südostviertel district and is considered a leading building of modern church architecture in Europe.

Wikipedia: Auferstehungskirche (Essen) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

70. Jugendhalle Schonnebeck

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Jugendhalle Schonnebeck NatiSythen / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Schonnebeck youth hall is a gymnastics and festival hall in the Essen district of Schonnebeck, which was initially used as an exhibition building in Cologne in 1914, then reused in Essen and is now a listed building.

Wikipedia: Jugendhalle Schonnebeck (DE)

71. Evangelische Kirche Heckstraße

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The Evangelical Church of Essen-Werden is a church in the Essen district of Werden, Germany. A special feature of the church is the interior design with rich floral elements, which is unusual for a Protestant church.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Essen-Werden (DE), Website

72. Energie

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The sculpture Energy by Günter Steinmann was commissioned in 2007 and re-erected in 2016 in the Essen district of Rüttenscheid a little to the south after the construction of the new east entrance to Messe Essen.

Wikipedia: Energie (Skulptur) (DE)

73. Heilig Geist

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Heilig Geist

The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit in the Katernberg district of Essen is a subsidiary church of the parish of St. Nicholas. It was consecrated in 1957 and has been a listed building since February 2019.

Wikipedia: Heilig-Geist-Kirche (Essen-Katernberg) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

74. Klusenkapelle St. Aegidius

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Klusenkapelle St. Aegidius

The Klusenkapelle St. Ägidius is a small church building in the Bredeney district of Essen, Germany. The chapel is named after Ägidius. The building ensemble includes the Kotten Klusemann and other buildings.

Wikipedia: Klusenkapelle St. Ägidius (DE)

75. Gruft Vietinghoff-Schell

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Gruft Vietinghoff-Schell unbekannt / Bild-PD-alt

Vietinghoff is the name of a Westphalian nobility of the county of Mark with a dilated parent company Burg Vittinghoff at Essen-Rellinghausen, which was also branched in the Middle Ages in the Baltic States.

Wikipedia: Vietinghoff (Adelsgeschlecht) (DE)

76. Korteklippe

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Korteklippe Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Baikonur als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Korte Cliff is a viewpoint on Lake Baldeney. It is located in the Schellenberg Forest near the Essen district of Heisingen. It is named after the Essen horticultural director Rudolf Korte (1878–1950).

Wikipedia: Korte-Klippe (DE)

77. Die unendliche Geschichte

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The Neverending Story is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende, published in 1979. The first English translation, by Ralph Manheim, was published in 1983. It was later adapted into a film series.

Wikipedia: The Neverending Story (EN)

78. Gerhard Meyer-Schwickerath

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Gerhard Rudolph Edmund Meyer-Schwickerath was a German ophthalmologist, university lecturer and researcher. He is known as the father of light coagulation which was the predecessor to many eye surgeries.

Wikipedia: Gerhard Meyer-Schwickerath (EN)

79. Grugaturm

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The Grugaturm is a 29 -meter lookout tower in the Grugapark in the Rüttenscheid district of Essen and a monument to classical modernity. The park of the park is set up in the form of a stylized tulip.

Wikipedia: Grugaturm (DE), Website, Heritage Website

80. Baedeker-Haus

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The Baedekerhaus was built in 1927 and 1928 on Kettwiger Strasse in the centre of Essen as a commercial building for the G. D. Baedeker publishing house. It was listed as a historical monument in 1987.

Wikipedia: Baedekerhaus (DE)


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