Practical I Hotels in Essen
lies in in Nordrhein - Westfalia, in the
Ruhr area. For decades, Essen was Europe's
biggest coal mining city. It's situated in the heart of the German Ruhr
Valley industrial region known as the Ruhrgebiet. Coal - the "black
gold" from the depths of the mines - powered the German post-war
economic miracle and made the Ruhrgebiet one of the most polluted
corners of the continent at the time.
by bishop Altfrid von Hildesheim. With about 630,000 inhabitants Essen
today is the sixth biggest city of Germany. Today Essen is a
well-known and popular city for shopping, seat of many authorities and
associations as well as the head office of many main centrals of
well-known concerns. As in many other cities, there are a university and
further technical colleges in Essen. Anyway, Essen has to offer some
more in the cultural area. E. g.: several theatres and the museums
Ruhrland and Folkwang. Essen is a diocesan town since 1958
Today, smoking chimneystacks and humming pithead frames no longer define
the image of Germany's sixth-biggest city. They have been replaced by
technology centers and the office blocks of major companies. In Essen,
around three-quarters of all employees work in the service sector.
Nowhere in the Ruhrgebiet is the structural transformation from
industrial town to service center as apparent as in Essen.