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Wonderful development of arts and crafts style houses

This is a small development of several hundred homes but they are so beautifully laid out and... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
954MarkG
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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 13 September 2018
69Traveltraveltravel
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Margarethenhohe, Am Bruckenkopf, 45149 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

The history is interesting, but there are many other historical places in germany. So, i wouldn't pay a visit to this place a second time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a small development of several hundred homes but they are so beautifully laid out and preserved it is a joy walk among them. There is an Edeka and a cafe in the village centre but sadly little information for your visit, but then...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 1 October 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank opera_fanatic47
Reviewed 28 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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