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Old Town Kettwig

Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2054 18811
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This cute village is beautiful and has old world charm

Kettwig is historic it's a part of Essen which remained relatively undamaged after the war. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nikkidiscovers
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Cape Town, South Africa
Nice place to spend a day

It's a nice part of Essen to spend a day outside town. Old houses, cubble stone streets. One can... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Anke K
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Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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"old world charm"
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"town centre"
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"nice walk along the river"
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"cobblestone streets"
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"german village"
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"timber"
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"path"
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"riverside"
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"stroll"
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"cafes"
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"church"
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"bridge"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kettwig is historic it's a part of Essen which remained relatively undamaged after the war. The cobble lined streets fachwerk, (timber framed) houses compliment each other. Historic churches stand side by side next to restaurants and little stores. You can grab a bite to eat...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

It's a nice part of Essen to spend a day outside town. Old houses, cubble stone streets. One can get there by U11 till Messe/Gruga and catch the bus 142. Good restaurants and nice walk along the river, good for biking or inline skating.

Thank Anke K
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had a small break there. The city is nice with many old and beatiful buildings. I like the bridge and its view

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

If you enjoy a long, romantic stroll, followed by coffee and cake, this is one place you'll want to visit. Again and again!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We visited because we had some time, but we could have regretted not doing it. We had an amazing stroll around the streets and lovely houses. Great views next to water. Old town is 7min walk from kettwig bahnof.

Thank loulou h
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Essen has a lot of modern touches. The south of it, where Kettwig is allows you to see a more traditional german city, quite confortable and godo for a calm stroll.

Thank Sergie A
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Perhaps its the day I happened to be in Kettwig, I canoed along the river with a friend and arrived at the old town, the village has its charms that adds a certain filter to your memories of it.

Thank vanVasa A
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We didn´t plan to stop at Essen Kettwig, but when we saw the riverside we made a brake which turned out to be longer then we thougt. First we went for a walk at the river side, it was beautifull. After it we searched a...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

If you are in Essen, you have to visit this small village. Quite, beautiful, close to river... You will enjoy a walk...

Thank Nikos T
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

I took my Father back to Kettwig after 60 years. We went with old photo's of the town and took new. The places we photographed were virtually the same as the old, with the exception of this time being in colour and tree's and shrubs...More

3  Thank Lyn T
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kazy2
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
You can reach Ketwig easily from Essen main station. A boat trip from Kettwig to Mülheim on the Ruhr is quite nice. There are a series of lakes (Sees) around Essen which are attractive.
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