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Charming small town

Charming town with lots of traditional buildings. Lots of restaurants. We went on a warm sunny day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louise S
An escape from the business of Essen.

Werden is a charming small town with pretty buildings and small cafes. The river runs along the... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
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“Charming small town”
Jul 11, 2019
“Just a small town”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming town with lots of traditional buildings. Lots of restaurants. We went on a warm sunny day and our young kids loved playing in the park - which is an island in the middle of the river that runs through the town. I’d definitely go...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Louise S
Reviewed July 11, 2019

We have been there on Sunday so the shops were closed. Instead, we took a walk through the town, saw two/three old churches and walked by the river. The city itself is rather average but the green patch by the river is truly enchanting. However,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Werden is a charming small town with pretty buildings and small cafes. The river runs along the edge which gives it a somewhat relaxed feel. We really loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 954MarkG
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

I did not walk around the town but rather focussed on walking around the lake. Very relaxing amongst nice big trees, wind off the lake, and found a very nice restaurant to eat a Schnitzel. Very relaxing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TimW4310
Reviewed March 11, 2018

The atmosphere is delightfully romantic, the architecture outstandingly impressive, feel yourself transported into another century. Bring MONEY. You'll need it. (But it's worth it.)

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank BigMamaDaveX
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Where it is marked on Google is a long way from where it actually is! Beware , use a non Google map or you will never find it

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed January 23, 2018

The town of Werden, which is now a suburb of Essen, is exceptional because very few old buildings survived anywhere else in the heavily industrialised (and bombed) Ruhr area but, compared to other ‘old towns’, it is nothing special. There are some nice half-timbered houses...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Small but definitely worth seeing. Small pedestrian street , no traffic jams, cozy restaurants and bakeries. Place where you can relax and enjoy

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ivana B
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

We tried to visit this area but we couldn't. It was very difficult to find this. Either with GPS or not we drive around more than 30 minutes without success. Probably it was not a destination for night.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ntichopoulos
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Cozy little town at the Ruhr. Nice local center with many small shops, boutiques and restauarnts. Enjoy the lively scenary during saturday morning at the farmers market between the Basilika and Folkwang University. No cars in the pedestrian zone of the old town center -...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank MichaelHvH
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