Essen Rundweg est un sentier en boucle de 38.5 kilomètres situé près de Essen, Rhénanie-du-Nord-Westphalie en Allemagne. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la marche et le vélo de route.

Distance: 38.5 km Dénivelé: 516 m Type d'itinéraire: Boucle

vélo de route



voie aménagée

sentier ferroviaire

vue panoramique

parcours urbain

site historique


Essen, heart of the Ruhr area. You do not expect it in advance, but the Ruhr area, which was used to avoid because of the smoke and mess, has now been turned into an industrial heritage, of which Essen is the heart. The route is a combination of trams, subways and walks. Public transport in the city is excellent, and from the Hauptbahnhof from where everything starts is excellent. The route is excellent to do in two days. Buy day tickets. They take you all over Essen and that is bigger than you think. On part 1 a visit to the Zollverein is interesting, it is a huge mining area that has been redesigned by, among others, Rem Koolhaas. With orange lighting panels and a huge staircase you can enjoy the Museum 24 (if you like stuffed animals and such). A tour of the site is interesting. Our guide was moved and told about the harsh times when miners were considered human material subordinate to the expensive machines. It was no different in the Netherlands. Because all mining has become a bit of industrial heritage, Essen had to renew itself. Essen city center is a good example of this. Remember that almost every German city was destroyed in the war anyway and that the churches were usually the first to be renovated. You find many shopping centers and beautiful buildings there (and of course ugliness). Part 2 consists mainly of traveling by tram to visit the various areas. The new Thijssen-Krupp complex is impressive. A lot of steel construction in a water-rich but bare environment. From the complex, walk back to the city on an old railroad track. Those mines were simply bursting with mutual lines. The New Town Hall is very large for a city like Essen. From here, you can visit Borbeck Castle. It is from the 9th century. It was inhabited by abbesses with governmental status. Nowadays you can eat there and listen to music. From the castle, walk again on a railroad track to the Helenastrasse. From there to another outside, Margareten Hohe, trammed. When Margareta's daughter got married, her husband Krupp gave her several million to set up a neighborhood for the less fortunate. It was destroyed in the war, but it is a beautiful green neighborhood, with a beautiful historic hotel on the Art Deco market square. It should be clear De Kruppjes controlled the city. From the Hohe again take the tram for the Folkwang museum. It is a modern museum with can over various periods. From here you can walk beautifully through the Stadspark to the Opera. The station is not far from here.

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