Hagen Travel Guide

  • View to some food craft houses
    View to some food craft houses
    by Banty
  • The cordmakers house
    The cordmakers house
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  • Second class coach in an ICE
    Second class coach in an ICE
    by Nemorino

Hagen Things to Do

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    by Banty Written Jun 22, 2014

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    If you are interested in the history of german craftman ship like mills, forges, hammers, cordmakers house, tannery but also bakers, breweries and other food crafts this is a really nice trip.

    You can see how things were done in earlierer centuries. In some houses you or your kids can even try to do work like they were done.

    But beware: If you want to do and see the complete museum you need a lot of time. One day is not enough...

    View to some food craft houses The cordmakers house
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    by Nemorino Updated Nov 20, 2012

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    This small municipal theater was inaugurated on October 5, 1911.

    The four Jugendstil statues on the facade, by a local sculptress named Milly Steger, are meant to represent the muses. They were highly controversial at the time because of their nudity and large breasts, but now look rather pale and abstract after ninety-six years of exposure to the elements.

    Like many other small city theaters in Germany, this one is threatened with enormous budget cuts. When I was there (as in Freiburg a few weeks before) they were asking the spectators to sign petitions to save the theater.

    Second photo: Side view of the theater, which evidently hasn't been cleaned or painted for many years.

    Third photo: People with umbrellas at the bus stop in front of the theater.

    1. Theater Hagen 2. Side view of the theater 3. People with umbrellas at the theater
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    by Nemorino Updated Nov 20, 2012

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    The Theater Hagen has its own ensembles for operas, musicals and ballets, but not for spoken theater.

    In their production of the opera Die tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, both of the (very demanding) main roles were sung by ensemble members, Dario Walendowski as Paul and Dagmar Hesse as Marie and Marietta.

    A few years ago I saw the same opera in a different production at another small German theater, namely in Altenburg (Thüringen).

    Second photo: A look into the (small) orchestra pit during the intermission.

    Third photo: Seating on the main level (stalls).

    1. In the Theater Hagen 2. The orchestra pit 3. Seating in the Theater Hagen
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  • Mercure Hagen

    Wasserloses Tal 4, Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 58093, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Hagen Restaurants

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    by Nemorino Updated Nov 20, 2012

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    This is a pleasant place to have a meal before or after the opera. They also have a hotel, and around the corner they have a "Theater Pub".

    They do small portions of various dishes for a couple Euros less. I'm glad I opted for one of these, because even their small portions are more than adequate.

    In the photo the yellowish building in the background is the theater.

    Second photo: Inside the restaurant Rustica.

    1. Restaurant Rustica near the theater

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Hagen Transportation

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    by Nemorino Written May 30, 2007

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    Though I didn't realize it at the time, the regional train I took from Essen to Hagen was one of those run by a new company called ABELLIO Rail GmbH.

    When I left Hagen, though, it was on an InterCityExpress (ICE), which like most trains in Germany is run by the Deutsche Bahn (DB). This particular ICE train had come from Berlin and was on its way to Bonn, where a number of government ministries are still located. Since this line connects the new and old German capitals it is known informally as the Beamtenschleuder or "Civil Servants' Slingshot", because many government officials use it to get from one ministry to another.

    In the dining car of the ICE from Hagen to Cologne Second class coach in an ICE
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    by Nemorino Written May 30, 2007

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    The main railroad station in Hagen was inaugurated in the year 1910, just one year before the City Theater.

    Unlike many of the other railroad stations in Germany, this one was not destroyed during the Second World War, so it is a now a unique example of a station in the style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The interior of the building was renovated and restored from 2004 to 2006, and the facade is scheduled for restoration in 2007.

    Hagen main station on a cold, grey day On the platform at Hagen main station Local train (S-Bahn) in Hagen on a sunny day
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