Did you know that? Essen is a paradise for every fan of bicycling, with well-maintained bicycle paths and bicycle lanes throughout the city. From North to South, from West to East, or in a circular path, routes of various kinds invite you to explore our “green side” on your bike. Contemporary witnesses of industrial culture, green free spaces and pulsating urban life, leisure-time fun and local recreation are all included! And for everyone wanting to make this trip, the free app “ESSEN.Erfahren” (experience Essen) is available: It includes navigation, maps and details about bicycle paths, park facilities, beer gardens, restaurants, e-bike charging stations and much more. And if you’d like, you can have attractions with info and pictures shown to you along your route.
Our tip: the routes built along the former coal mine railway are especially popular. Simply download the free app onto your smartphone from Google Play of the iTunes store and take off!
One more thing: with the bicycle loaning system “metropolradruhr” you can feel free to leave your bike at home, or simply explore the city spontaneously on two wheels.