The city of lights in the Ruhr region: Essen

    Essen is the central city in the Ruhr region and is home to many museums, theaters and even a World Heritage Site in the form of the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. 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 center of cultural activities. The transformation - away from its industrial character and towards a place of culture - can be clearly felt throughout the region. Between Folkwang and Lichtburg The many attractions around the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, make this particularly clear. The centrally located IntercityHotel Essen makes it possible to reach the city center quickly, for example for a shopping spree in Essen. Essen is also known as the "City of Lights" due to the frequent light shows in the shopping streets. Other highlights for activities include the renowned Folkwang Art Museum and the historic Lichtburg, Germany's largest movie theater.

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