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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.