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Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour
"Start with a hotel pickup and delve into the streets of central Düsseldorf to learn about the city from your private driver-guide. As you travel along the scenic Rhine River promenade aka Rheinuferpromenade hear how the city developed from a riverside farming settlement to the lively Rhine-area metropolis that it is today. If you have any particular areas of interest let your guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your preference.After passing the pretty Rheinuferpromenade stop for a look at Rheinturm the city’s tallest and best-known landmark. Pause for photos of the TV tower set against the lively hustle of the Media Harbor. A modern-looking place
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Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour
"Start with a hotel pickup and delve into the streets of central Düsseldorf to learn about the city from your private driver-guide. As you travel along the scenic Rhine River promenade aka Rheinuferpromenade hear how the city developed from a riverside farming settlement to the lively Rhine-area metropolis that it is today. If you have any particular areas of interest let your guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your preference.After passing the pretty Rheinuferpromenade stop for a look at Rheinturm the city’s tallest and best-known landmark. Pause for photos of the TV tower set against the lively hustle of the Media Harbor. A modern-looking place
From EUR71.00
 
Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour
"Start with a hotel pickup and delve into the streets of central Düsseldorf to learn about the city from your private driver-guide. As you travel along the scenic Rhine River promenade aka Rheinuferpromenade hear how the city developed from a riverside farming settlement to the lively Rhine-area metropolis that it is today. If you have any particular areas of interest let your guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your preference.After passing the pretty Rheinuferpromenade stop for a look at Rheinturm the city’s tallest and best-known landmark. Pause for photos of the TV tower set against the lively hustle of the Media Harbor. A modern-looking place
From EUR71.00

More Local Customs in Essen

Coal

There is no coal mining in Essen any more. The last mine closed in 1986. The city has not forgotten the base of its development, though. Essen is proud of being a mining town. A sculpture in Freiheit...
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Kathrin_E
Jan 28, 2013

Christmas Market(s)

Essen's Christmas market is spread out over the pedestrian zone in the city centre. The main market is in Kennedyplatz, then there are additional smaller markets in Wlly-Brandt-Platz opposite the...
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Kathrin_E
Jan 28, 2013

Essener Lichtwochen

During the darkest season of the year Essen's city centre has extra illuminations that have nothing to do with Christmas. The Essener Lichtwochen (Essen Weeks of Light) take place from late October...
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Kathrin_E
Jan 27, 2013

Ruhrpott melting pot: International Worker Culture

The booming industry of the Ruhr district needed manpower from the beginning. In the late 19th century immigrants came from Poland, Silesia, rural Prussia and other regions in the East to work here....
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Kathrin_E
Sep 05, 2010

Visit in September the...

Visit in September the Carnival of the Cultures. It's a festival on the Berliner Platz.There is a big Bazar with a lot of exhibitor with clothes from any country and delicious food from all over the...
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evilboomer
Aug 24, 2002

Ruhrpott-slang (or rather...

Ruhrpott-slang (or rather 'dialect') was long neglected as a language only spoken by 'stupid working class' people. Now it's experiencing a revival. Saying 'datt' instead of 'das' is becoming a common...
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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Ruhr in Flammen (Ruhr in...

Ruhr in Flammen (Ruhr in flames) is a firework event at the end of June. Open Air in the Anental. A great Open Air with many new bands. It's also at the end of June.
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Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in Essen

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Bismarckstrasse 48-50, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 45128, Germany
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Hollestrasse 50, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 45127, Germany
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Steile Strasse 46, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 45149, Germany
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Theodor-Althoff Strasse 5, (formerly Scandic Essen), Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 45133, Germany
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Viehofer Platz 5, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 45127, Germany
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Logenstrasse 18, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 45127, Germany
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Things to Do Near Essen

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Zoo Duisburg

The zoo in Duisburg is one of the few zoos in Europe that have wombats. They inhabit two enclosures by the koala house, one of them shared with a bunch of Bennett wallabies. Wombats are nocturnal so...
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Nordpark

One of the most beautiful parks I’ve visited,especially the Japanese garden. I haven’t been in Japan but I felt like this. The park is full with flower gardens, fountains and walking area. There is...
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Hofgarten

Hofgarten is the most central and biggest park in Dusseldorf. What made me the biggest impression was an alley with illuminated benches. Actually there were fluorescent lights in each edge of the...
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Old Town - Altstadt

Germany is a great country but there is one very bizarre thing that few of the natives want to talk about. If you’re not a white person, the nightlife in most major cities can be very hostile. In...
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St. Lambertus Church

This is probably the oldest building still standing in Duesseldorf and thus, for me, by far the most interesting. I had to cut my visit to its interior short because an unexpected Mass began (I think...
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Film Museum

Photos: 1. Old movie cameras 2. More modern than the one my father had 3. Projector just like the one we had at home 4. An early attempt to add sound to movies It always seems strange to go to a...
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"Essen, Cultural Capital 2010"
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"Center of the Ruhr Area Industrial Complex"
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"Opera and cycling (and coal-mining) in Essen"
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"Essentially Essen"
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"ESSEN KULINARISCH"
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