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A booming economy and quality oriented lifestyle make Essen one of ten big cities of Germany. Located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, it is considered as the sixth major German city in terms of population, growth, infrastructure and significance. Also, it is a major tourist destination and millions of tourists come here every year to spend their vacations. Essen is one of the oldest cities of Germany. It is older than the historic cities of Berlin and Munich as its roots can be traced back to 1000 years ago and even before that. Founded in 852, it remained a religious princedom for 650 years. It was during the last century when Essen made headlines all over world due to its coal and steel industry. Indeed, it also remained the largest producer of steel and coal in the European continent for a short period of time.
Today, Essen is known as an attractive metro center that remarkably maintains a fine balance between its old-world charm and new world charisma. The population has reached an approximate figure of 600,000. Its citizens enjoy convenient and fully-facilitated living with ample opportunities for jobs, business, education, health and leisure. Most of the work force belongs to administration, commerce and service industries while the city houses administrative headquarters of some of the top-notch German companies as well. Essen is located on the Ruhr River in the central part of the Ruhr Area. The city has its borders with 10 cities, hence, it provide gateways to many other attractions of Europe. The presence of Ruhr River makes the city a must-see destination for families and holiday enthusiasts. The city also attracts many historians because of its significant historic sites while its massive cultural offerings have made it one of contenders for European Capital of Culture for 2010.
Visitors are delighted to see that over 50 percent of Essen area is green. The city offers a wide range of parks and garden of which Gruga is the most popular, thanks to its huge size and beautiful scenery. The other side of nature can be found on the banks of River Ruhr and Baldeney Lake that provide you a chance to relax and unwind in the soothing and naturalistic settings. Among the major sites of Essen, Zollverein colliery and coking plant is considered the best. This UNESCO designated world cultural heritage site does not only provide insightful information but also entertain the visitors because of a good mix of civic and leisure attractions. Here you can find the RuhrMuseum, North Rhine-Westphalian Design Centre and the Zollverein School of Management and Design.
If you are a history buff and want to explore each and every part of Essen's history then you can head towards Folkwang Museumpecial, Essen Cathedral and treasury, Kettwig and Werden, Old Synagogue and Villa H?gel. These are places that need to be explored in detail as they embody different facets of Essen life. If you are a shopping freak then Essen offers you the ultimate metropolis shopping experience with modern shopping center Limbecker Platz. The downtown area houses more than 700 retail shops and boutiques while traditional shopping options are also quite available for interested visitors. Coming to food delights, you can spend quality time at city's pubs and restaurant and indulge in a great selection of cuisine, food and beverages from all over the world. Club fanatics can go to R?ttenscheid, Werden, Borbeck, Kettwig, Steele and other famous nightspots of the region.
While all this is enough to keep you busy, Essen's live entertainment scene is something that will linger on your mind long after you made a visit here. Essen is a true cultural center that houses many world-class venues and theaters hosting regular events of music, drama, dance and comedy. The Colosseum is an historic one that used to be a factory back in 1900's. The Aalto Opera House is a similar type of venue that presents classic presentations in its surreal architect. This music theatre enjoys the status of one of the leading cultural venues in the whole of Germany. Saalbau is another preferred music center as it is home of Essen philharmonic orchestra.
For movie lovers, Essen offers the best of silver screen in form of Lichtburg and CinemaxX, the later being considered Germany's biggest multiplex cinema. When it comes to recreation, Essen appears to be better than the best. Grugapark and Lake Baldeney are among the most significant recreational points of the city and sailing, hiking and rowing are the most adopted activities. Finally, Essen hosts a wonderful mix of live events, fairs and festivals. The City Festival is the largest of these and the whole city is turned into a stage to celebrate rock, jazz, pop, classical and world music along with comedy and literature. All this ensure loads of fun for any person visiting Essen anytime of the year. If you want to be the one, then grab Essen Tickets and enjoy the magic of a true German city!