Whether it’s a club or the opera, a Michelin-star restaurant or a -€œCurrywurst-€ -€“ Essen meets all of your dining needs. Meeting singles is easy and the activities are endless. Singles casually meet in the numerous cafes, bars and restaurants on the -€œRüttenscheider Straße-€, a dining district located south of the city. If you like to arrange for a date at the movie theater, you have the choice between the modern “Cinemax” triplex at Berliner Platz, the historic -€œLichtenburg-€ near the main train station or any other movie theater nearby.
You can meet classy and cultivated singles at the recently renovated -€œPhilharmonie-€, at the -€œAaltotheater-€, at the Opera House, or at various theater and concert performances hosted at former factory buildings or discontinued coal mines.
Crowned Germany’s Capital of Culture 2010, Essen has a variety of cultural events on offer.
Revelers go out dancing at the clubs, the younger crowd for example can be found at the “Turock” in the north part of the city. A more mature crowd is likely to attend one of the regularly scheduled parties in Baliha dance club for a crowd 30+. People who prefer giant venues will go to -€œGrugahalle-€ south of the city to find easy-to-meet people.
A great way to get to know each other is going on a long walk on the spacious grounds of -€œZeche Zollverein-€, a former coal mine and the only World Cultural Heritage in the Ruhr area, or expansive strolls in -€œGrugapark-€, the botanical garden of the city.