Allotments typical of Essen and the Ruhr area

Allotments are often magnificently flowering oases and wonderful retreats for people. With their beautifully designed plots, they bring quality of life and enjoyment into the city. The well-tended paths through the allotments are accessible to the public.

And there is lots to discover here as the allotment gardens offer a home to many species of animals and plants. There are roughly 1 million allotments in Germany and they are intended to promote recovery in nature and enable city-dwellers to grow fruit and vegetables. Nowadays, you also find ornamental plants and lawns in these gardens.

Allotments first developed in Leipzig at the end of the 19th century; a short time later, people in the Ruhr area also started to create allotments.




Further Information

Description of route

From the Am Kreyenkrop stop
150 m to the allotments

Follow Frintroper Straße, then turn left into the allotments 

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