Essen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.The largest international airport nearby is located in Dusseldorf: Dusseldorf-International (IATA:DUS) (30 km, ca. 30 mins by train).Smaller airports in the vicinity are Dortmund Airport (IATA:DTM) (45 km) and Flughafen Munster-Osnabruck (IATA:FMO) (ca. 100 km). Of these two, the airport in Dortmund is faster to reach by public transport and is used by some no-frills airlines.Essen is located on Autobahn A40. Essen is part of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr bus and train system. In addition, Hespertalbahn operates historic trains between Haus Scheppen and Kupferdreh.The Rhine river transportation system can be reached via the Herne Kanal. WeiaŸe Flotte Baldeney and Mulheimer Verkehrsgesellschaft operate ships on the Ruhr river.Essen has a big subway, tram, bus and night bus system.The University of Duisburg-Essen is part of a consortium of three universities in the Ruhr-area (University of Duisburg-Essen, Bochum, and Dortmund)L Germany’s largest academic hub. Major employers in Essen include energy firms E.ON, RWE and Innogy as well as German industrial gianst such as Thyssen-Krupp and Siemens.Many shops are located in the city center pedestrian zone. A big shopping-mall in the western part of the city centre opened in summer 2008. Also pay attention to the “Ruttenscheid”-district.Essen Tourism Office Im Handelshof. Am Hauptbahnhof 2, Tel: +49-201-19433, [48]. Mon-Fri 9AM-5:30PM, Sat 10AM-1PM. Closed on Sundays and bank holiday.Religious servicesHoly mass in Catholic churches at the centre:Index of Catholic churches in the Diocesis of Essen: [52]

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