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Essen City Nord-Tour

  • Get to know the “Unperfekthaus” with its seven floors.
  • Enjoy colorful diversity in the smallest of spaces.
  • Savor a popular snack of Indian's street food.
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No English tours available? Send us a message through our Contact Form or call us at: +49 (0)30 206 22 999 0.

Walking Tour Essen-City Nord: A quarter with creative and artistic vibes
Explore City Nord on our culinary tour: Wander through the downtown of Essen and absorb creative vibes. Enjoy interesting and special stores on the shopping streets of City Nord. You will find here variety instead of mainstream, put together in the smallest of spaces. Marvel at imposing galleries, theaters, and museums composing a very unique character.

As a very unpopular part of the city in the past, City Nord is on its way up. Besides the former shopping centers in downtown this quarter builds a new and vivid area between the “Kopstadtplatz” and "Viehofer Platz”. Even if this part of Essen copes with vacancies and a lack of renovation it has got loads of potential. Many cultural institutions, such as the GOP Varieté theatre, attract artists and free thinkers who try to build a new and exciting place here to live.

City Nord with its variety and individuality is waiting for you. The combination of stores, cultural institutions and short distances between all of it creates a special place to be at. This also counts if it comes to the culinary offer in City Nord. You have a great choice ranging from the snack bar round the corner to the exalted restaurant. Get to know the district through its people and food our Culture and Food Tour. 

You will find an exciting range of culinary stations on your tour, such as:

  • an Italian restaurant
  • a tasteful cafeteria
  • a stunning patisserie
  • a café with a flea market
  • a lively student bar

For most, the food samples are enough to constitute a full lunch. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, diabetic etc). We will try to tailor our tour accordingly. 
Please Note: The tour is not suitable for vegans, people with lactose or gluten intolerance, or those with nut allergies.

To book a tour in English, please contact us on our contact page, or call us at: +49 (0)30 206 22 999 0.


Tour Details

More information here:
+49 (0)30 206 22 999 0

from €33,00 per ticket; €20,00 for children up to 12 years

Fridays and Saturdays, all year round
We highly recommend taking our food tours at the beginning of your visit.

Booking deadline:
Until two hours before the tour starts.

roughly three hours

Meeting Point:
Near the City Hall of Essen (Precise meeting point follows booking.)

This tour is not accessible by wheelchair, walker, or stroller.

The tour will take place under all weather conditions.

comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended

All food samples (enough for a meal) and an Eat the World district guide.

There is no minimum number of participants.


We taste on the go and are not seated.

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