Essen is a modern business, trade and service metropolis in the heart of the Ruhr region (5 million inhabitants). Although the city is the headquarters of major German industrial companies, it has many green spaces and a thriving arts and cultural scene. Messe Essen is established among the top ten German trade fair locations.
The cultural scene in Essen is wide-ranging. Whether theater and philharmonic orchestra, Museum Folkwang or Ruhr Museum, the cabaret stages or the independent scene – anyone interested in culture will find a large selection and a varied program in Essen.
Essen is a melting pot of the most diverse nations. Multicultural activities and a tolerant, peaceful coexistence make it one of the most livable cities in Germany.