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Culture in Essen

Essen Is passion

In addition to its world-famous opera houses and theatres, the city of Essen also has an active and vibrant independent scene, which is demonstrated in theatre, music, art and painting with plenty of commitment and passion.

If you don't feel like walking long distances, you can simply hop onto the 107 Culture Line tram, which connects 60 cultural highlights over 17 kilometres.

Essen culture portal

You can find detailed information about the Essen cultural scene on the City of Essen’s culture portal.

"Culture and Education" portal on
(This information is only available in German.)


Step into the inner sanctum of a museum and leave your cares behind. Precious works of art and artefacts from ancient times and foreign cultures are presented in Essen in permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Click here for an overview of Essen Museums
(This information is only available in German.)

Culture Line 107

This tram line is very special: It connects two opera houses, Essen Cathedral, the Philharmonic, two large museums and the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage site. In all, there are 57 places of cultural interest on this line.

Click here for Culture Line 107

Culture Canal

The Culture canal runs as a central water axis through the Ruhr metropolis across the Emscher country park. With the Rhine-Herne canal at its heart, the Culture Canal flows from Duisburg’s inner harbour to the Dattelner lake. This 70-kilometre long passage of adventure provides residents and guests of the Ruhr metropolis alike with many interesting sights: Boat trips, bike rides, international art, exhibition centres, industrial heritage, numerous leisure and cultural activities and relaxation on its shores.

Click here for the Culture Canal

Further information and contact:

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