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Accommodation in Essen

Neighbourhoods in Essen

This is how people live in Essen: everything about the neighbourhoods of Essen, e.g. neighbourhood portraits, tourist attractions, leisure, events, links.
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Municipal land plots for sale

The Amt für Stadterneuerung und Bodenmanagement (Office for City Renewal and Land Management) of the City of Essen is selling individual build-up and non-built-up plots of land for the construction of residential buildings.
Go to the land plots for sale

Residents' service

Do you want to move home? This is where you can find the Bürgeramt (Citizen Centre(s)) in the city district, complete with a wide range of services, competent information and advisory services. Book yourself an appointment online.
Go to the Bürgeramt (Citizen Centre(s))

Living space subsidies

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia provides low-interest loans to subsidise the following:

  • the construction and purchase of homes for personal use
  • the creation of rental accommodation
  • adaptation for step-free access, and
  • the energy retrofitting of existing homes

Further information on the subsidy options

Urban development process Essen 2015 +

Against a background of demographic change and the associated effects on residential life, the interdisciplinary project group "Accommodation Perspectives" was called into being under the management of the City of Essen, dedicating itself to the subject of accommodation, and incorporating a wide range of stakeholders.
More information regarding Accommodation Perspectives

Accommodation market observation

The accommodation market does not end at the limits of the city area. For this reason, the City of Essen participates in regional exchanges of experience, and is involved in regional cooperation projects within the Ruhr Accommodation Market working group.
Read more here about municipal and regional accommodation market observation

New forms of accommodation

The information and contact exchange at Allbau AG is your contact partner for new accommodation projects.
Further information on new forms of accommodation