Shopping in Essen | © Mike Henning/EMG
Shopping in Essen | © Mike Henning/EMG
Visit Essen


Visit Essen


Shopping in Essen is uncompromisingly good. Because it stands for variety, short distances and quality. Essen has around 1,000 shops in the city centre alone. Whether trendy shoe and fashion stores, flagship stores of major brands or exclusive boutiques - even the most unusual shopping wishes come true here. Those who prefer to shop indoors can visit the Rathaus Galerie or the Limbecker Platz Essen . With over 200 shops and a sales area of around 70,000 square metres, the latter is one of the largest inner-city shopping centres in the whole of Germany. But Essen lives up to its reputation as "The Shopping City" not only in the city centre, but also in the larger district centres of Altenessen, Borbeck, Rüttenscheid and Steele, as well as Kettwig and Werden.

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XXL City Sandpit

Until 16th September, young visitors to the city can dig, build and bake sand cakes. In the middle of Burgplatz there is a 14 by 14 metre sandpit with plenty of sand toys waiting to be played with. In the meantime, the adults can make themselves comfortable on the seats around it. Snacks and drinks are provided by the neighbouring "Fun Food Factory" in the VHS. The toilets can also be used there.

The XXL Citysandbox is open until the 16th of September from Monday to Saturday between 11 am to 6 pm. Admission is free.

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