We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
via mobile
very cute

I went here when it was early sunday. it was so calm but still so beautiful. The best part was... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Larissa N
Read all 94 reviews
All photos (27)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
21 May 2018
“Relaxing afternoon ”
11 Mar 2018
“Come here and fall in love!”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Grafenstrasse, 45239 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Reviews (94)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
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.

Thank TimW4310
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.)

Thank BigMamaDaveX
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

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

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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

Thank Ivana B
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Nikos T
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

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.

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

3  Thank opera_fanatic47
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this city in a Sunday morning and all of shops and stores were closed but it was feeling that this city is calm and beautiful. Specially you can find beautiful lunges and particularly I suggest the Greek restaurant "Hügoloss".

1  Thank Mazdak M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 70 hotels in Essen
Parkhaus Huegel Hotel
20 reviews
1.68 km away
Hotel Gastgeb
25 reviews
2.01 km away
Hotel Bredeney
193 reviews
3.52 km away
Hotel Maximilians
70 reviews
3.96 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 842 restaurants in Essen
113 reviews
.11 km away
La Tombola
16 reviews
.09 km away
Sorelli's Frozen Yogurt & Eisbar
20 reviews
.16 km away
Komma Essen
21 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 132 attractions in Essen
Grugapark Essen
536 reviews
4.81 km away
Villa Huegel
505 reviews
2.08 km away
Messe Essen
113 reviews
4.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Town Werden staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines