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Very special

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

Reviewed 8 April 2018
ghazalefb
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Ratingen, Germany
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Nice for a walk among pretty houses

Nothing more to do here than walk and enjoy the lovely, historic homes. I did feel a little... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
SCVMom
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Santa Clarita, California
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7 Apr 2018
“Very special”
14 Nov 2016
“Nice for a walk among pretty houses”
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Margarethenhohe, Am Bruckenkopf, 45149 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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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

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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.

1  Thank SCVMom
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

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.

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
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Located to the West of Essen city, this place is a traditional German quarter dating back to last century. The history of the place is interesting, get a guide to explain it to you. It also offers places to eat or drink something. The prices...More

1  Thank edmanikas
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A witness of a different era. Every squaremeter transports you back in time - more than 100 years of history. Margarethenhöhe is the first German "Gartenstadt". Go there in the evening after nightfall and enjoy a drink in the Hotel at the central square.

Thank Juergen F
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