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Essen has established itself as a metropolis worth living in

Essen is not just a business, service and trade center, Essen is also a university city, has an exhibition center, extensive shopping facilities, abundant nature, was European Capital of Culture in 2010 and European Green Capital in 2017 and still much more – in a nutshell – a metropolis with many qualities.

Whether it is the pulsating urban life or idyllic nature, the modern metropolis or its historic flair, going shopping or visiting a museum – it is the diversity that makes Essen both lovable and liveable.

Essen offers a remarkable quality of life. It is the greenest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and has a large cultural and leisure scene, as well as, cuisine venues and extensive shopping facilities.

Spectacular urban development projects such as the expanding "Universitätsviertel - grüne mitte Essen" or the "Krupp-Gürtel" provide attractive areas in the city center to live, work and relax in.