Discover city culture in Essen with tram linie

The KulturLinie 107 is the best way to experience the city of Essen: From the Zollverein World Heritage Site in the north, through Essen's city center with its cathedral and historic buildings, past the Aalto Opera House and Museum Folkwang to Villa Hügel in the green south. Plan your personal journey of discovery on rails now!


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We recommend the 24-hour ticket for your trip with the KulturLinie 107 or use the Ruhrbahn app Zäpp - Download now.

What others say about the KulturLinie 107

"Sightseeing of a special kind? Hop on the KulturLinie 107 and be taken to a total of 57 cultural sights."

DuMont, Ruhrgebiet

"The KulturLinie 107 not only transports people, but literally builds identity. By moving and informing people, they get a new image of the city."

Kurt C. Reinhardt

"If you want to get to know Essen at its best, take the KulturLinie 107."

Mobil – Das Magazin der Bahn

"Taking the streetcar on a KulTour; tips and recommendations for connoisseurs and individualists."

Merian Live!

"Something like this is unique in the Ruhr region."


FAQ - Frequently asked questions

You can find the timetables for line 107, for example, at With the Ruhrbahn app ZÄPP, you can easily plan your route and buy the right ticket on the go - even directly from the timetable information. Information about ZÄPP is available at

The KulturLinie 107 runs in the normal service of the Ruhrbahn and you can get on or off at any stop (hop-on hop-off tour). Tickets are available here: Bus driver, KundenCenter
of the Ruhrbahn, vending machines, sales center, Ruhrbahn App ZÄPP and TicketShop. For the trip with the KulturLinie 107 we recommend the 24-/48-StundenTicket in the price level B.

With the 24-/48-hour ticket, you are mobile on your own or in a group of up to five people on all buses, streetcars and trains (2nd class) of the public transport system. This means you are flexible and can take your personal hop-on hop-off tour.

The trip with the KulturLinie 107 is not a city tour, but a personally compiled journey of discovery. It is best to inform yourself in advance via this website and first make a small selection of the sights that are most interesting to you. And when you are on your way: Take your time getting on and off the bus - it's worth it!

At each stop of the KulturLinie 107, from which a special cultural site can be reached, stop signs or notices in station showcases provide information about walking direction and distance. In addition, there is an information leaflet on the KulturLinie 107; you can obtain this at the Ruhrbahn customer centers.

Yes, of course! Children travel free of charge up to the age of six. Children over 6 years of age require a ticket from the children's fare. From the age of 15, the adult fare applies.

If you have a valid ticket, your dog may travel free of charge at any time

In addition to your regular ticket, you need an ZusatzTicket (additional ticket) for each trip and bicycle. If buses and trains are to be used for the outward and return journey on the same day, you can also purchase the 4erZusatzTicket or the NRW-FahrradTagesTicket.

On the southern section between Bredeney and Essen Hbf, line 108 is the main line. Please note that if you start your journey in Bredeney with line 108, you will have to change to line 107 at the main station. If you are coming from the north, you may have to change to line 108 at Essen Hbf to continue your journey to Bredeney.

Line 107 runs with low-floor streetcars at 10-minute intervals between Essen Hbf and Katernberg and then continues to Gelsenkirchen at 20-minute intervals. During rush hours, additional trips are operated using high-floor streetcars every 10 minutes between Bredeney and Katernberg. Please note that if you start your journey in Bredeney with line 108, you will have to change to line 107 at the main train station. Coming from the north, you may have to change to line 108 at Essen Hbf for the onward journey to Bredeney.