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This is a lovely town built on the banks of the river

Wonder along the river bank, stroll under railway bridges and listen to children playing in the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Old fashioned and beautiful

We travelled on a riverboat to the village, which thankfully escaped the ravages of ww2, it's a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
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Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2054 18811
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered around..not that much to see in the fall. It's a bit of a walk from the train station. But doable.

Thank Expat_American
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Wonder along the river bank, stroll under railway bridges and listen to children playing in the hired rowing boats. I enjoyed a stroll through the town, with some older buildings and friendly churches. No huge attractions but just a nice place to spend time..

Thank 954MarkG
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We travelled on a riverboat to the village, which thankfully escaped the ravages of ww2, it's a lovely place for a stroll and for taking photos or perhaps stop for a coffee or an ice cream. Some parts are a little steep but all well...More

1  Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Kettwig is historic it's a part of Essen which remained relatively undamaged after the war. The cobble lined streets fachwerk, (timber framed) houses compliment each other. Historic churches stand side by side next to restaurants and little stores. You can grab a bite to eat...More

3  Thank Nikkidiscovers
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

It's a nice part of Essen to spend a day outside town. Old houses, cubble stone streets. One can get there by U11 till Messe/Gruga and catch the bus 142. Good restaurants and nice walk along the river, good for biking or inline skating.

Thank Anke K
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had a small break there. The city is nice with many old and beatiful buildings. I like the bridge and its view

Thank ghazalefb
Reviewed 11 March 2018

If you enjoy a long, romantic stroll, followed by coffee and cake, this is one place you'll want to visit. Again and again!

Thank BigMamaDaveX
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We visited because we had some time, but we could have regretted not doing it. We had an amazing stroll around the streets and lovely houses. Great views next to water. Old town is 7min walk from kettwig bahnof.

Thank l0ul0uh
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Essen has a lot of modern touches. The south of it, where Kettwig is allows you to see a more traditional german city, quite confortable and godo for a calm stroll.

Thank Sergie A
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Perhaps its the day I happened to be in Kettwig, I canoed along the river with a friend and arrived at the old town, the village has its charms that adds a certain filter to your memories of it.

Thank vanVasa A
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21 April 2017|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
You can reach Ketwig easily from Essen main station. A boat trip from Kettwig to Mülheim on the Ruhr is quite nice. There are a series of lakes (Sees) around Essen which are attractive.