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What’s going on in the Metropole Ruhr?

Our Metropole Ruhr is one of the most exciting, fascinating and liveable regions in Germany. With our tips, we want to make life easier for you so that you quickly feel at home in your ZEITQUARTIER. By the way, we are happy to receive new recommendations – write us where you felt particularly at home.

ZEITQUARTIER-tips for your visit to our region

Essener Lichtwochen

31.10.2021-08.01.2022 Festliche Lichter in der Essener Innenstadt


27.11.-05.12.2021 Das PS-Festival des Jahres

Baldeney Lake

Lake Baldeney is the largest of the six Ruhr reservoirs. It is located in the south of the city of Essen between the districts of Werden, Bredeney, Heisingen, Kupferdreh and Fischlaken. At Lake Baldeney, which…

Casino Zollverein – Great atmosphere at Zollverein

The kitchen team creates its specialties in an old compressor hall of the Zollverein coal mine. On the menu of the restaurant you can find modern and creative cuisine.

CoCoLÁ – fresh vietnamese cuisine

The stylish Vietnamese with light furniture serves modernly interpreted spring rolls, soups or curries.

Emma 2 – beautiful wine bar

Very nice wine bar with excellent ham and cheese offer. Tasteful, original and authentic. Meeting place for gourmets in the heart of Rüttenscheid.

Früher oder Später – Kölsch and more

Very nice Kölsch pub with a good crowd and great host. Consistent like Bundesliga, honest music and classics like Pommes and Currywurst.


The Lichtburg is a historic cinema in the city center of Essen. With 1250 seats today, it has the largest cinema hall in Germany. The building, which originated in 1928, has been a historical monument…


Good Japanese cuisine, Sushi

Museum Folkwang

The Folkwang Museum is one of the most renowned art museums in Germany, a pioneering museum of modern art. The exhibitions in the successful architecture are always a pleasure and an enrichment.

Oase Due – upscale italian cuisine

Excellent classic Italian cuisine. Tiziano whips up the best pasta in town.

Paul‘s Brasserie – French Brasserie

In the style of a classic French brasserie, you will find dishes for every taste. Varied offer for vegetarians.

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