[:en]In the Ruhr Valley, Essen is a name that used to be a synonym for German industry and the Krupp family, now ThyssenKrupp. But if you show up expecting a post-industrial cityscape, you might be in shock. The tertiary sector has left Essen with modern towers and parks, while an industrial facility with UNESCO status has been carefully cleaned up as a monument. You should visit those nice places accompanied by an escort girl.
There are high-profile concert halls in repurposed factories, and the Zollverein Mining Complex is formidable and elegant for its Bauhaus architecture and titanium coal washer. You can get to know the Krupps a little better in their colossal family villa and take excursions to the authentic medieval villages in the suburbs of Essen. Also, you can book wonderful escort girls and visit Essen city alongside them.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Essen
The renowned Essen art museum presents all European movements from the Romanics in the 19th century to Abstract Expressionism after WWII. The museum was founded in 1902 in Hagen and moved to Essen in 1921 when its collection was sold to the city.
It has an art party with familiar names like Caspar David Friedrich, Ferdinand Hodler, Gustave Courbet, Monet, van Gogh, Renoir, Gauguin Franz Marc, Kirchner, Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. The Folkwang Museum has also absorbed the rich collection of the defunct German Poster Museum. It has had temporary exhibitions of its 340,000-person graphic collection from the GDR, Weimar Republic, and Germany over the past 30 years. An open-minded escort girl from Escort Girls NRW is waiting for you to take her here.
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex
The Ruhr’s most famous industrial facilities and a World Heritage site, the Zollverein Complex, is a vast coal mine and coke plant operating from 1847 to 1993. Its heyday came in the postwar period when an industry like this fueled the Wirtschaftswunder (Economic Miracle) from Germany.
The Zollverein complex has also been described as the most beautiful, for the clean Bauhaus architecture of Shaft 12, which was completed in 1932. The 100-hectare complex was sold to the city after it was closed and quickly became a monument and a UNESCO site. Now it’s a day out, home to attractions like the Ruhr Museum and the Red Dot Design Museum. Sign up for a tour to get insider facts and figures about the mine and coke plant. Take a look at the recommended hotels in Essen, Germany, where you can enjoy a night with an escort girl.
The Bauhaus Coal Washery in the complex was turned into a museum for Ruhr industrial area. First of all, the museum’s design is exciting as it adapts to the plant and its network of towers and conveyor belts. To access the museum, take an outside escalator to a higher level and continue through the exhibits. These chronicles the birth and growth of the Ruhr, studying the people who made their living in mines, processing plants, and offices in the early 20th century. There are also fascinating details about the geology and chemistry of the coal layers that formed 300 million years ago. This is an interesting place to visit alongside an escort girl.
Red Dot Design Museum
The Red Dot Design Award is an international industrial design award that welcomes tens of thousands of participants worldwide each year. The award covers various fields of product design such as household appliances, tools, portable electronics, vehicles, and furniture. To illustrate the importance of the prize, the jury is typically comprised of leading design lights, and Jimmy Choo, Roy Fleetwood, and Kenneth Grange have recently participated. Winners and recommended entries are on display in the elegant confines of the Boiler House on Shaft 12. So you can explore cutting-edge design and admire past winning entries from companies like Porsche, Siemens, Apple, BMW, Bosch, and Lenovo.
In the early 1870s, Alfred Krupp, of the famous family of industrialists, ordered a 269-room villa on 20 hectares of land above the Ruhr. Krupp himself was involved in the finer details of the design of this neoclassical mansion, which despite its size, has a rather plain facade.
The villa was equipped with modern conveniences decades before they were on the mass market, such as water heating, a precursor to air conditioning, fire protection, and double glazing. Take the guided or audio tour to learn about the Krupps, their business empire, and the city of Essen in this period. Look for the murals in the main room, the wood paneling in the lobby, and curiosities from the Krupp family archive, such as letters from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.
The must-see in Essen’s main church is the Golden Madonna of Essen. Sculpted in 980 and covered in gold leaf, this treasure is the oldest sculpture of Mary in the world and the oldest freestanding medieval sculpture north of the Alps. The church and crypt’s monumental western section (Network) is also from the Ottonian dynasty in the 900s.
The Network consists of octagonal towers, which are flanked by two smaller buildings. All of these are pierced by small windows with semicircular arches, and when you enter, you can detect tiny traces of the original Ottonian murals. The rest of the church dates from the 13th century, and this part suffered the worst of a bombardment in 1943 that left the crypt and the west undamaged. You can book an escort girl and visit this beautiful church!
Essen Cathedral Treasury
The treasury chamber in the church is open to the public and is famous for the value and age of its liturgical objects. The cathedral chapter holds the treasure and is not a museum, as the items you see have a practical function whenever possible. It is almost incredible how many Ottonian treasures there are from the 10th and 11th centuries: you can marvel at a golden crown, four processional crosses, and a ceremonial sword in a gold sheath. Slightly newer, but no less captivating, are 16 Burgundy fibulae (ceremonial brooches) dating back to the 1300s.
Less a typical urban park than a variety of eco-themed attractions, Grugapark has to be one of your go-to on warm days with an escort girl. First of all, it is a botanical garden with a tropical pyramid-shaped house, an alpine garden with a waterfall, a Westphalian farmers garden, a rose garden, a wooded valley with bonsai, and a rhododendron garden.
The park also has aviaries and large enclosures for owls, flamingos, herons, and a sculpture garden of the highest standard equipped with Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, Adolf Wamper, and Fritz Klimsch. And on top of all this, there’s a miniature train (Grugabahn), a petting zoo, a 1,000-capacity music pavilion, and a day spa opened in 2006. Our beautiful escort girls will love to accompany you here!
The ancient synagogue
When Essen’s significant Old Synagogue opened in the 1910s, it served a Jewish community of more than 5,000. In Nazi times, the interior was looted and burned, but the exterior was not affected, and it also survived the war. Following the spell of an industrial design museum, the interior mosaics of the synagogue and the Torah ark were restored, and in 2010 this beautiful monument was reopened as a center of Jewish culture.
The exhibits have been designed for all ages and origins, explaining Jewish holidays, customs, and daily life. The Old Synagogue is the largest freestanding synagogue north of the Alps, and its mighty dome rises 37 meters above the ground. An exciting feature of the dome is its amplifying effect so that the slightest whisper can be heard through the synagogue.
The concert hall in the Stadtgarten was opened in the early 20th century and underwent a € 72 million renovation in the early 2000s. The main Alfred-Krupp-Saal has a capacity for 2,000 spectators and now has exceptional acoustics, suitable for its prestigious artists. If you know a trip to Essen awaits you, check the season’s schedule and book in advance to see some of the best classical musicians of our time. For example, Ludovico Einaudi and Martha Argerich have performed at the Philharmonie Essen in the last year. Take a look at the recommended hotels in Essen, Germany, and see where you can stay with an escort girl.
Named after its architect, Avar Aalto, the Essen Opera House opened in 1988, 30 years after Aalto’s plan won the design competition. Aalto had been dead for seven years when he began the work in 1983. Often voted among the best opera houses in Germany, the flowing lines of the Aalto Theater are a break from the old historicist palaces and earlier neoclassical porticoes. It still looks great 60 years after being crafted. Once again, check to see if something catches your eye before arriving in Essen. Salome, Eine Nacht en Venedig, Il Trovatore and Hansel and Gretel are some of the premieres of the 2017-18 season.
Kettwig Historic District
Hundreds of years ago, Kettwig was a weaving community, but after WWII, these had already disappeared, and the lack of factories kept Kettwig out of harm’s way. Once a separate city, Kettwig was incorporated into Essen in 1975 and is located about 10 kilometers southwest of the city center. The flawless 17th-century center guarantees a tour of its charming, half-timbered, slate-clad houses in twisting cobblestone alleys. Stairs lead to an elegant riverside promenade, and you can stroll through the cute shops on the main pedestrian street before taking a break in a Biergarten or café.
Lake Baldeney, the largest of the six Ruhr reservoirs, was created by a dam in the 1930s. And instead of a river view, Villa Hügel on the north shore received picturesque views of the lake. The lake is a place to relax and exercise, stroll or cycle along the coast or sail the pleasure boat MS Stadt Essen in summer.
Twenty-five sailing clubs organize 30 contests a year on the lake of paddling and canoeing events. The Seaside Beach Baldeney is like a small holiday complex, consisting of a sandy beach, a bar, children’s games, and a miniature golf course. So order a cold drink and watch the candles glide from a chaise lounge or deck chair, with an escort girl.
The old town of Werden
On a bend in the Ruhr, Werden is a town within the Essen city limits, but it feels like a separate community. Around seven kilometers south of the city center, it is still available by public transport from Essen, and the tram or bus will take you there. It could not be more different from modern Essen, in quiet streets with medieval wooden houses. Many of Essen’s wealthiest citizens live in this rural part of Germany and travel to the city. The best thing is to stroll through the cobbled streets and explore the local cheese shops, confectionery, patisserie, and ice cream parlors.
Basilica of Saint Ludgerus
In Werden, don’t forget to visit the Basilica of Saint Ludgerus, which has Ottonian and Romanic architecture, and the remains of Saint Ludger from the 8th century in its crypt. Like Essen Minster, this church has a striking western portion (network), and the side chapels in the network have remnants of murals from the 900s. The accessories in the church choir, such as the choir stalls, the main altar, and the side altars, are all Baroque and handcrafted in the 17th and 18th centuries. The basilica also has a treasury endowed with 90 precious works of art, such as a 6th-century ivory pyx (small container) engraved with one of the oldest representations of the birth of Jesus.
At the north-western end of Essen city center, a shopping center opened in 2009 after construction, costing 300 million euros. On rainy days, you can easily get lost for a few hours in this gigantic shopping center, located on three floors and a loft, and with more than 200 stores in a bright and uncluttered space. All the usual international and domestic brands like Levi’s, H&M, and Adidas are here, along with more luxury emporiums like Armani Jeans and Tommy Hilfiger. And after working up an appetite, there’s sushi, noodles, coffees, and a Currywurst stand, along with major fast-food chains. Book an escort girl and visit this nice shopping center.