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An escape from the business of Essen.

Werden is a charming small town with pretty buildings and small cafes. The river runs along the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Relaxing afternoon

I did not walk around the town but rather focussed on walking around the lake. Very relaxing... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
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Grafenstrasse, 45239 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Werden is a charming small town with pretty buildings and small cafes. The river runs along the edge which gives it a somewhat relaxed feel. We really loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I did not walk around the town but rather focussed on walking around the lake. Very relaxing amongst nice big trees, wind off the lake, and found a very nice restaurant to eat a Schnitzel. Very relaxing.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The atmosphere is delightfully romantic, the architecture outstandingly impressive, feel yourself transported into another century. Bring MONEY. You'll need it. (But it's worth it.)

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Where it is marked on Google is a long way from where it actually is! Beware , use a non Google map or you will never find it

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The town of Werden, which is now a suburb of Essen, is exceptional because very few old buildings survived anywhere else in the heavily industrialised (and bombed) Ruhr area but, compared to other ‘old towns’, it is nothing special. There are some nice half-timbered houses...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Small but definitely worth seeing. Small pedestrian street , no traffic jams, cozy restaurants and bakeries. Place where you can relax and enjoy

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ivana B
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We tried to visit this area but we couldn't. It was very difficult to find this. Either with GPS or not we drive around more than 30 minutes without success. Probably it was not a destination for night.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ntichopoulos
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Cozy little town at the Ruhr. Nice local center with many small shops, boutiques and restauarnts. Enjoy the lively scenary during saturday morning at the farmers market between the Basilika and Folkwang University. No cars in the pedestrian zone of the old town center -...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank MichaelHvH
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I went here when it was early sunday. it was so calm but still so beautiful. The best part was saying how well they take care of it. It so small but that makes it even more charming.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Larissa N
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Essen tourist office sent me down here as an example of where real people live in Essen. Real, but well-to-do! Werden is within the Essen city limits, but it's really a little village in itself, reached within 20 minutes on frequent streetcar or bus...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank opera_fanatic47
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