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Grugapark Essen

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Address: Virchowstr. 167a, 45147 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 201 8883106

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A fun day out

Gruga Park was easy to find with public transport, the gardens are well kept and there is a little chop-choo train that takes you around the park for a few euro. it was lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gruga Park was easy to find with public transport, the gardens are well kept and there is a little chop-choo train that takes you around the park for a few euro. it was lovely weather and there is a place to enjoy a drink and a big playground for the children to enjoy. there are also some small farm animals,... More 

Thank kleesimmonds
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This park is for everybody. The children have to decide, which place they like most. Couples can find their romantic ways (as we do every week). A waterfall and little lakes give you the impression of a wild landscape and of course the different flowers in every season. The "castle" (Hundertwasser-Haus) for ill children is a "must-see". There are some... More 

Thank G2015CEchristinak
Essen, Germany
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I was born in Essen (in 1968) so my parents took me to the Gruga plenty of times. As a kid I disliked the place cause my mother used to force the botanic educational information on me and there were better play grounds for children in the area. Nowadays the gardens offer more attractions for kids but are still very... More 

Thank Monika K
Santa Clarita, California
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Wandered the gardens almost alone, as there was a light rain. The gardens are vast, and lovely. Enjoyed the dahlias, in full bloom, as well as the green houses and the evergreen area with the waterfall and lake.

Thank SCVMom
Essen, Germany
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very central, next to the trade fair, this huge park - the green heart of the city - is a place for everyone - offers catering, spa, nature school for young children, open-air concert events in the summer and it will be the focal place for events in 2017 when Essen is European Green Capital.

Thank Zafer Dolu Y
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

For many people Essen in the Ruhr is within the heart of Germany's industry. I have been visiting Essen for Spiel (a games convention - note games not gaming) for the past 20+ years and have spent most of my time there in the Gruga Halle at the Spiel Games Fair. Each year my wife and I have looked out... More 

Thank AlgernonPB
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you take a pick nick with you, it is a great place to enjoy summer days. Not much to eat is available as there is only one restaurant on premises, the grilling space costs extra and needs to be booked in advance. But lots of space to have a great pick nick. We go nearly twice a month only... More 

Thank Sohail Ahmed S
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Terribale and dirty Subway!I and my friends did not expect to see such a horrible viwes in Bahnhof of city!!but this park was incredibly beautiful.we had such lovely and peacefully moments there.also sunday you dont need tonpay for Ticket!and it is free!!!

Thank Faraneh O
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Had a very relaxing day visit to park, plenty to do and loads of space Have a go on the train so you see where you want to go then use it as a quicker way to get around

1 Thank jodycav
Halifax, Canada
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a huge green lush park filled with all kinds of flowers and trees. It is beautifully maintained. You can explore it again and again and discover new and beautiful spots. A membership, if you live in the area, is well worth it. There are amazing meditation gardens, a waterfall, places to eat surrounding it (try the currywurst!!), an... More 

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