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Public transport

... from the Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway Station)

Underground line U11

Messe Ost/Gruga stop (Main Entrance)
Messe West/Süd/Gruga stop (Park entrance on the Grugabad (Pool) and Park entrance Lührmannstraße)

Underground line U17

Margarethenhöhe/Endstation stop
(Park entrance Model Garden; 5 minutes on foot).

Service Links
Individual travel information (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr) ...
Travel information from Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)...

Directions by car

The Grugapark is directly next to the Exhibition Centre site (Messe Essen) on the A52 motorway (Rüttenscheid or Margarethenhöhe exit) and is signposted throughout the whole Essen area.

Directions sketch map

... with the entrances to the Grugapark

Directions map to print out
download ... (pdf, 239 kB)

Link: main entrance on the city map ...

Environmental zones

... in the Ruhr region

Environmental zones have been set up for the Ruhr region. Actually access to these environmental zones is prohibited for vehicles registered in Germany which do not have a green environment sticker. Please find out in more detail using the following internet address:

Link to the website “Umweltzone Essen” (Environmental Zone Essen) under www.essen.de ...

Navigation system

Address information for navigation system users:

Please note: this information is for assistance purposes only because the entrances do not have their own postal addresses. For this reason the location information of navigation systems may differ slightly for the last few metres.

Main Entrance
Norbertstr. 2, 45131 Essen
Orangerie entrance
Virchowstr. 167, 45147 Essen
Show Gardens entrance
Külshammerweg 2, 45149 Essen
Lührmannstraße entrance
Lührmannstr. 80, 45131 Essen

City-Map view

... for Grugapark entrances

Links on google maps
Main Entrance ...
Orangerie entrance ...
Show Gardens entrance ...
Lührmannstraße entrance ...

Motor home travellers should use the parking P2 from the Exhibition Centre. This parking will also be suitable for coaches.


... from the information desk
Info Tel.: +49 (0)201 / 88 83106


A service of tourist office Essen:

Link to the homepage of the tourist office Essen ...