The city of lights in the Ruhr area: Essen

Essen is the central city in the Ruhr region and offers above all many museums, theaters and with the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex even a World Heritage Site. Essen is one of the ten largest cities in Germany in terms of population. The city is not only the geographical center of the Ruhr region, but also the hub of cultural activity. The transformation - away from its industrial character to a place of culture - can be clearly felt throughout the region. Between Folkwang and Lichtburg This is made particularly clear by the many offerings around the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The centrally located IntercityHotel Essen always makes it possible to reach the city center quickly, for example for a shopping spree in Essen. Because of frequent light shows in the shopping streets, Essen is also called the "City of Lights". Other highlights for activities are the renowned Folkwang Art Museum and the historic Lichtburg, Germany's largest movie palace.

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