Germany's first garden city village, built in 1909

Margarethenhöhe, a “composition of stone and greenery”, is regarded as a classic example of the garden city movement in Germany. The village was named after its benefactor, Margarethe Krupp, and was the first of its kind in Germany. The first construction phase was implemented in 1919/1920 by architect Georg Metzendorf. Narrow streets lined with quaint houses creating the impression of a medieval city are  typical of Margarethenhöhe. Entering across a bridge, you have a captivating view of the quarry stone walls and rampart-like rows of houses. All the war damage was repaired after World War II. You can see how the Krupp workers used to live by making an appointment with the Ruhrlandmuseum to visit a show house.

Direct trip: see address list



45149 Essen


Further Information

Cultural walk (approx. 30 min.)

Distance from the Martinstraße stop:
2,000 m, exit C, Girardethaus, go straight along Rüttenscheider Straße to the Rüttenscheid Bridge, take the cycle path in the direction of Margarethenhöhe

Link to timetable

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