You have to visit Werden. It's...
You have to visit Werden. It's a district of Essen at the river Ruhr. It has a historic and wonderful center with ol churches and historic buildings. But when you visit this district please don't take the car to drive to Werden because it's full of cars and it's very stressful to find a parkingspace. Take the train or busses to come to Werden.
ELSEWHERE - is a selection of...
ELSEWHERE - is a selection of places I've heard of, but never been to, or been to, but not long enough to know a lot, or been to, and don't care enough to dedicate them a tip of their own.
Mudia Art Frohnhauser Str.75
Cinemaxx Circus Berliner Platz, Cinemaxx
Musikpalette Kettwiger Str.20
KKC Universitätsstr. 2
Zeche Carl Wilhelm-Nieswandt-Allee 100, www.zechecarl.de
Baikonur Altendorferstr. 131, www.baikonur.de
Pupasch Akazienalle 12, www.pupasch-essen.de
Pflaumenbaum Limbecker Platz 1, www.pflaumenbaum.de
Neue Liebe Im Gildehof-Center, www.neueliebe-essen.de
Mudia Art: Unique, oh yes, here's where only the lucky and beautiful get in, dressed in really pretty black stuff. Well, I've heard it so and so, some people say it's not THAT hard to get in, but then you really can't come up with jogging shoes and a bad hairstyle and expect to pass the bouncers. No no.This certainly has a reason - I've never been inside (I've never even TRIED, ok? ;ob), but I've heard of scarcely dressed gogo-girls dancing in glass boxes on the boys toilets, candlesticks everywhere, 5 areas with charts music, latin, techno and house, also some open air space and since the whole thing is placed inside an old warehouse, the architecture is somewhat different from a normal club. People come here from everywhere, the place is really famous and they don't even advertise it, no website, no nothing, there's no big sign yelling its message at you - the owners of this club really hit it big.
Cinemaxx Circus: A range of pubs, clubs and snack bars in the basement of the Cinemaxx building. Nice Irish pub, but way too crowded.
Musikpalette: Wanted to go dancing there once, but it was 'only' 11 p.m. and we were told we should maybe wait another couple of hours until the crowds come in... oh well. Apart from that, here seems to be where _not_ to look for techno, rather rock. Which could be nice for me, if only the party started earlier...
KKC: Student pub on the grounds of the university. Been there once to have a chat and a coke with some friends - pretty spacy, nice dancefloor, danceable music and a good cultural program as I've been told.
Zeche Carl: Only been there for a few concerts - the location is grand, another old mining building, but somehow, my favourite bands never seem to come there (not to speak of the sad rest of Essen's concert venues). Anyway, nice spot, probably good parties too - chilling out is possible in the pub and biergarten.
Baikonur: I don't know *???* the website is down for a while and all I know is that it's said to be one of the cooler clubs in Essen.
Pupasch: You won't meet me here...
Pflaumenbaum: Or here, for that matter Yet, I've been to the Pflaumenbaum more than one time, but only accompanying some friends - the whole style is just so not my piece of cake. The clubs are good for what they are tho, they're the meeting place for those who love Palma de Mallorca and Schlager and NDW-music. If you're one of them, go there, cause these people sure know how to party! It's just not my style *heeee*
Neue Liebe: Not so sure about this one, but probably not my style either. Supposedly charts music, dancefloor, NDW. Just a guess.
Dom: Adveniat Crypt
The crypt underneath the western end of the nave is a modern counterpart to the Altfrid crypt in the east. The so-called Adveniat crypt has been designed at the end of the 20th century. The structure must be much, much older, as it is underneath the Ottonic architecture that copies the cathedral of Aachen. The square room is turned into an octogon by the low vault and the benches. The altar in the middle is made from glass and almost entirely transparent.
All surfaces of walls, vaults and pillars are covered in reliefs, made from a plaster/mortar-like material. They show scenes and symbold from the bible and lives of catholic saints, rich in number and details.
The crypt contains the grave of Franz Cardinal Hengsbach, Bishop of Essen from 1958 to his death in 1991. Modern bishops still know about representation and burial places just like those in former eras.
The entrance to the crypt is in the west of the nave behind the bronze chandelier down a few stairs.
The GRUGA is an great botanical garden in the heart of Essen. Well, it isn't really in teh heart of Essen but still central. It's abotanical garden with lots of plants and trees and gardens and also with some animals, like birds, goats, rabbits and insects. It's a very nice spot, because you can do a lot of activitys like just walking, soccer, jogging, badmington, relax in the grass, snd more. There is also a little train, the GRUGA-train. With this train you can drive through the park and can see all impotant things of the park. But it costs a bit, I think 3.50 DM or so. Also you have to pay a small price to enter the park but it is really small. In the summer you can make a barbecue in the park, cause there are some places to grill. at the mainentrance is the GRUGA Stadium. It is a concert hall. On another end of the park is an open air swimming pool. The 'GRUGA Bad'. There are 4 pools. One for children, one is with waves, one is plain and another is a deep one for towerjumping (?). So the GRUGA has everything for leisure time. :)
"Essen - The Centre of the River-Ruhr Area"
Essen, like its neighbours Dortmund, Bochum, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Mülheim etc. is no typical holiday destination. Although with a lot of cultural stuff, people mainly do their job and live here. No beach, no Eiffel Tower, unluckily not even a Golden Gate Bridge.
Poor Essen people!