Ruhr Area & Essen

Always worth a business or city trip

The Ruhr area and especially the 600,000 inhabitants strong Ruhr city Essen have a lot to offer. Not only that Essen is the home of many large and renowned companies. The thyssenkrupp AG has its headquarters in Essen, but also the power companies RWE, E.ON and STEAG – among many others. And Messe Essen also enjoys an excellent international reputation with major annual fairs such as the Essen Motor Show, Techno Classica Essen or the Equitana horse fair, to name but a few.

Stadtteil Rüttenscheid Ruhrgebiet Essen Umgebung Hotel An der Gruga

Culinary & Wellness

Culinary and wellness areas in walking distance

But even after work is done, everyone can enjoy themselves in Essen! Be it on the gastronomy mile “Rü”, the Rüttenscheider Straße, which is only a few minutes walk from the Hotel an der Gruga. Whether gourmet burgers, Italian pasta, Spanish paella or real Japanese sushi – here you will find everything to delight the culinary senses. And if your senses are more in need of a wellness break, the Grugapark-Therme, which is only a few minutes’ walk away, offers a wide range of spa programs and services.


All the pride of the city and natural beauties in close proximity

The Ruhr area and the city of Essen are known above all for their industrial culture, which has made it onto the UNESCO World Heritage List as the “most beautiful coal mine in the world” with the famous Zollverein colliery. A visit is definitely worthwhile! The Gruga-Park, which is located very close to the hotel, fascinates thousands of visitors every year with its natural beauty. The Baldeney Lake is also a very popular destination for cyclists and walkers, where one or the other beautiful location tempts to stop for a bite to eat. Of course with a beautiful view of the lake.

Grugahalle Ruhrgebiet Essen Umgebung Hotel An der Gruga

Culture & Touristic

A cultural and tourist offer that is unparalleled

Those interested in culture will also get their money’s worth in Essen. Year after year, the Museum Folkwang presents renowned exhibitions, the Ruhr Museum offers a piece of the culture of the Ruhr region, and the Philharmonic Hall in Essen and the Grugahalle offer a world-class program. Anyone who would like to get to know the Ruhr district city of Essen better should not miss a walk through the former coal-mining settlement of Margarethenhöhe, which has an almost nostalgic character with its beautiful houses and small marketplace, and a visit to the imposing Krupp Villa Hügel with its unique parks. However, a detour to the old town of Kettwig or Werden is also worthwhile. They still remind us today of how life and living in Essen was long ago.

Gallery of the ruhr area and essen

Over the past decades, the city of Essen has developed from a mining town into an attractive tourist and cultural destination. Essen is popular for hotel guests but also because of its proximity to the surrounding Ruhr area cities and the Rhineland. The distance to Bochum or Dortmund is only about 20 and 40 km respectively. And even the distance to Düsseldorf and Cologne is not very long at about 35 or 70 km.