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Daiki Saito

"When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!"

Cristina Fernandez

"On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform."

Get to Know Our Expat Community in Essen!

Hallo and a warm welcome to our InterNations Community for expats in Essen! If you're looking to move to this historic German city, our unique resources here at InterNations can help you every step of the way. With numerous members in locations around the world, InterNations offers a wealth of information from expats already living their dream life, who can assist by answering all your queries, utilizing their own experience. If you have any questions, before, during or after your relocation, we're here to help.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Jeddah or Abu Dhabi.

Join Our Exciting Events in Essen

Attend our monthly events and activities for Essen expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Essen Expat Guides

  • Moving to Essen

    With its ample job opportunities, beautiful green spaces and a large number of important cultural sites, moving to Essen can be a very attractive prospect for many expatiates. The city itself is livable, with high-quality services and high level of safety.
  • Living in Essen

    With many major companies based within reach of the city, plus enough natural areas to make it one of the greenest cities in Germany, Essen has something for a wide range of tastes. As such, living in Essen can be very rewarding and the many transportation links make discovering the local culture easy.
  • Working in Essen

    Essen is strategically located in the Ruhr area, one of the most productive corners of Germany: Both national and international corporations call the city home, meaning there are ample job opportunities for residents and expatriates alike.

Exchange Tips about living in Essen

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Essen expat forums.

Find Out More About Essen and What It Offers for Expats

Essen, located in the Ruhrgebiet, dates back to the 9th century. Originally founded as a convent for noblewomen, its cathedral houses priceless art, including the Golden Madonna, the oldest-known artifact of its kind. Formerly renowned for its steel production and coal mining, Essen's economy has been reborn in recent years, employing out-of-work coalminers to build a dam at Lake Baldeney, with a recreational area in the south. Now some of Germany's largest companies have their headquarters in Essen, which is buzzing with cultural centers and tourist attractions.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Grow Your Expat Network in Essen with InterNations!

Find out all you need to know about life in Essen by communicating with like-minded expats through InterNations. Our members, adhering to our code of trust, polite behavior and friendly "netiquette", can advise on any aspects of your new life abroad by answering your queries on our forum. We also give members the opportunity to meet fellow expats in person at one of our many gatherings, both large-scale events as well as activities based on your own hobbies and interests. Whether you wish to explore the varied nightlife, dine out, or take in some cultural sites, there's something for everyone.