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Beautiful old housing estate from the 19th/20th century

Outside from Essen's center there is the beautiful settlement that was build in different in stages... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lausanne, Switzerland
Very special

I was there with my friend. We were totally surprised because most of the houses were same and very... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Ratingen, Germany
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5 days ago
“Beautiful old housing estate from the 19th/20th century”
7 Apr 2018
“Very special”
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Margarethenhohe, Am Bruckenkopf, 45149 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Outside from Essen's center there is the beautiful settlement that was build in different in stages for workers by their employer. It is like a little village with shops, school, hotel, restaurants, etc. Very green and the houses are very well maintained.

Thank 69Traveltraveltravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is quite a nice place to visit and see some interesting architecture left to the city by the Krupp family. Lots of greenery and adjacent to the Mühlbachtal. The christmas market here is quite nice, just for the scenary.

Thank Be K
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I was there with my friend. We were totally surprised because most of the houses were same and very beatiful. The streets are very clean and generally nice plCe

Thank ghazalefb
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nothing more to do here than walk and enjoy the lovely, historic homes. I did feel a little intrusive, as people actually live here, so I limited the photos I took.

1  Thank SCVMom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well, Saltaire or Pullman or Bournville it isn't! But Margarethenhohe is interesting enough to merit a 20- or 30-minute ramble to get the idea of the Krupp worker housing project. Eerily empty! No services. But it's where lots of people presumably want to live, for...More

1  Thank opera_fanatic47
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This area is named after Margarethe Krupp who built housing for workers at the Krupp factories . It's a bit like the game suburbs you see in some UK cities - designed and built with a human dimension.

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It is a pleasant enough suburb of Essen but hardly a tourist attraction! Maybe interesting for students of social architecture and early 20th century social history, but it's really only a version of : Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky,...More

1  Thank tonyking8652
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This neighborhood was built by the Krupp company for its employees about a century ago. In comparison to common worker accommodations at the time, the appartments (many of them small houses) were quite luxurious. The architect at the time (Metzendorf) got high acclaim for the...More

1  Thank tmk010
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The area is named after Margarethe Krupp. She bought the land and she had the houses built (for the needy) to celebrate the wedding of her daughter, Bertha. It is the first garden city in Essen. While none of the houses look he same, the...More

1  Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This well restorated and still used housing area from the last century Shows in which way "social house building" was performed hundred years ago. Very nice for a short walk and watching the beautiful houses.

Thank Martin G
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