GESTHUYSEN Patent Attorneys and Attorney at Law

The City Of Essen:

Cultural Area With Industrial Tradition And 

Technological Progress

For the last two centuries, the City of Essen, which is centrally located in the midst of the largest area of commercial and industrial concentration in Europe and which is the home of Gesthuysen, has reflected the technological, commercial and cultural development in Germany: Architectural treasures such as the "Villa Hügel", formerly the domicile of the Krupp family, as well as the former coal mine "Zeche Zollverein", today a world cultural heritage site, document the history of the city and the entire region as a center of heavy industry and energy production; their current use for cultural purposes exemplifies the change of a region that has developed into a commercial and industrial area with a high standard of living. Examples of this transformation include the Museum Folkwang and the opera house "Aalto-Theater", both widely known throughout the region.


Today, the Rhine-Ruhr region is an interface between tradition and the future: Not only are the headquarters of several of the top hundred German enterprises headquartered here, but countless small and mid-sized companies are also located in the region's numerous technology parks. They often cooperate with the universities of the region to create a new impulse for scientific and technological progress.

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