The Ghotel is another hotel close to the main railway station of Essen, Germany. It is a modern and nice three-star hotel and seems to be brand-new. You can easily reach it on foot from the railway station and as there also U11 stops it is in the ideal location for visitors of the fair at Essen. It belongs to a hotel chain from Bonn, Germany which currently expands its list of locations (you can also find them at Hannover and Göttingen, for example).Continue reading “Ghotel”Y
I’ve seen different hotels in Essen, Germany – but the Motel One is my favorite one so far. Not only because of the nice design used here but also because of the good location: It is in the inner city directly at the Kennedyplatz, just 6-8 minutes on foot from the central railway station. Continue reading “At the Kennedyplatz”Y
There are Greek restaurants in Germany like sand on the beach – but to find a good one isn’t always easy. When we arrived in Essen, Germany we tried to find something to eat between the motorway exit and our hotel. But there was nothing, not even one of those fastfood chains spread throughout the republic. Luckily in the backyard of our hotel we found the backdoor to a restaurant. Continue reading “Greek surprise”Y
We were looking for a hotel not far away from the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany as we wanted to attend a concert there. Our requirements were low but we were pretty late and therefore had to take the Astoria City Resort hotel in Altenessen, a city quarter of neighboring Essen, Germany. It was at least 45 minutes on foot away from the concert location. Continue reading “Somewhere at Altenessen”Y
When there is an important fair at the Messe Essen, hotel prices rise heavily and even shabby rooms are booked pretty fast. While attending the energy fair E-World, some colleagues already had to stay in Gelsenkirchen or Mülheim an der Ruhr. Continue reading “Art Hotel Körschen”Y
After working as an exhibitor for the University of Göttingen on the CeBIT fair for a whole week I was through with fairs and exhibitions. I wasn’t interested in visiting them anymore. But new jobs bring new necessities: nowadays I’m an annual guest to the E-World fair in Essen, Germany – the get-together of the German Energy business. Continue reading “Energy business”Y
There are not too many good reasons to go to Essen, Germany. One of these is the Folkwang museum located 2 km south of the city center. The museum from 1902 hosts 50.000 photographies but only 600 paintings, because 1.400 were lost during nazi times.
In 2011 I started a road trip with two friends to explore some art in the Ruhrgebiet – the section in the west of Germany formerly producing coal and steel; the one which was hit hard by the structural change of the industry and which therefore hat to change pretty much. Continue reading “Ruhrgebiet”Y