I'm going to an event in Essen soon and decided to stay in Germany for 3 extra days to go sightseeing a bit around this area (flying from-to Ds...

I'm going to an event in Essen soon and decided to stay in Germany for 3 extra days to go sightseeing a bit around this area (flying from-to Düsseldorf). I'd like to go hiking in nature and/or see old schlosses and similar architecture. Not terribly interested in city centers and crowded places. What are some neat, hidden things to see around this area?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe you can watch some German women get raped idk

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    that's the shitholiest urban agglomeration in germany, it got completely leveled in the war. dusseldorf is the least worst, it has a small old town and a promenade

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I'm aware. I've been to Düsseldorf old town long time ago. But I was more looking for forests or mountains or hills or whatever nice looking wilderness somewhere semi-near the urban areas. I'm not chained to this area, but if I change to other parts of Germany that'll take a lot of time for my short stay.

      Just want to go hiking a bit and maybe see old manors.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Just want to go hiking a bit and maybe see old manors.
        Outside the towns the region is a beauty. Go to Meerbusch and the Rhine. Essen kanns't vergessen.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you have access to a car, consider the Eifel national park in the southwest of Cologne. Its a bit of a way from Düsseldorf, but you'll find great natural beauty here. Some other neat things to do there are:

        NS Ordensburg Vogelsang: A castle on a hill turned into a breeding facility for elite Nazi soldiers

        Nürgburgring if you are into racing

        Burg Satzvey: Nice water castle, often hosts medieval events

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Damn, Eifel and Vogelsang look like just what I wanted. I'm considering getting accomodation close to there and instead exploring that area for 3 days. I won't have a car, I'm not much of a driver and I'll be slightly drunk all the time anyway, since beer is good and cheap.

          Any tips on cheap public transport tickets? Like are day or multi-day tickets significantly cheaper, are there slow but cheap trains/strassenbahns, are trains in some areas filled with kebab humans and so on.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can we use this as a Germany general

    I have two offers, well into six figures, one is in Wiesbaden and the other is in Stuttgart. Which city would you personally pick? My interests are pretty flexible, just curious how others see them.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      wiesbaden has the better old town by far
      stuttgart has the better suburbs and is bigger, so more *stuff*

      both are chock full of brown pypo

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      From reading your info, go for the one in Stuttgart

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      both are massive shitholes

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      What position do you have? 6 figures is very high

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Always remember you will only get 50% of your gross income in germany and then you pay some more taxes. Unless it's a 300k+ offer just walk away.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        It'll be a TESA job, he won't pay German taxes.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're clearly a US Government contractor. Either one you pick won't be good. Pick the job/organization that you like best. 99% you won't last a year anyway so it won't matter.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        why wouldn't he last a year? is Germany getting nuked?

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          90% of Americans that come to Germany through the US military in some capacity always leave within the first 12 months. Their common complaints are the following:
          >it’s boring
          >no food diversity
          >the grocery stores are too difficult to handle
          >the language barrier is too much
          >they miss home
          >”racism”
          Without fail they all say this and without fail they all do the following:
          >never leave post/base
          >never learn the language
          >never travel within Europe only back to the US

          I’ve been here 13 years and it’s always the same story and it’s all so tiring.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >other is in Stuttgart.
      100% Stuttgart

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should hike around the Baldeneysee, the trail is called Baldeneysteig. The whole area is pretty idyllic and comfy. It does not make you feel like being in the industrial ruhr area favelas at all. You will get your fill of nature there and you can also visit the Villa Hügel. While not being a castle in itself, it was the mansion of the Krupp family, really cool place. Yu can acess the whole are fairly easy by train from Essen.

    As for Düsseldorf, it might be cool to check out the japanese quarter and then stroll through the old town and along the Rhein. The further you distance yourself from the main center, the more peaceful it will get. Düsseldorf also has castle Benrath, which is worth the visit. Other than that you should try getting around to Königswinter and see the Drachenburg.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also in case you feel like meeting up and want to be shown around let me know.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for tips, I'll mark those places up. I've actually been outside villa Hügel briefly. We tried to check it out about 8 years ago on the way to airport, but they stopped us at the gate. It was closed for whatever reason. I'll see it properly this time!

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm going to an event in Essen soon
    SPIEL?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I like board games.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    ausgay here haven't done much travelling but im going to try and get a working visa and live in Germany for a year which would be the best city?? was half thinking Berlin but have heard its expensive af and worried it could be overated

    >i love house music and that scene
    >i love nature and shit

    if that helps you decide

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Berlin is overrated and expensive. Try Someplace in western Germany.
      My landlord just upped my rent by 20% since I’ve been living there for three years. He can get fricked, I’m buying a place.

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