Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Tropical night Grugapark Essen

    Virchowstr. 167 a, 45147

    How to Get There?


      After the arrival at Essen main station please go downstairs to the U-Bahn. Take the U 11 direction 'Messe' and exit at 'Messe Ost / Gruga' (ticket at the ticket machine, 2,50 €, stand: 2014). The Tropenhaus (tropical house) is located in the Grugapark.

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      The city of Essen is accessible via several highways. Parking for the visit in the Grugapark can be found in the Kühlshammerweg (free).

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.428303
      LONGTITUDE: 6.987374



      Take the bus 142 from Essen Hbf to the main entrance of the Grugapark. You can buy a ticket by the bus driver (2,50 €, stand: 2014).

      Nearest station

      Messe / Gruga

      The nearest airport to Essen is Düsseldorf International. The driving time by car to the Grugapark is 25 minutes, by train to Essen Hbf also (regional train or ICE).

      Nearest airport

      Düsseldorf International (DUS)

    Why Go There?

    March and October 7 pm, Jan/Febr/Nov/Dec 6 pm

    Get the real feel of magic by the tropical rainforest – and that without getting on a plane. The tropical night in the Grugapark Essen offers a nightly tropical destination with culinary delights.

    The Grugapark is a park in Essen and spread over 65 acres. The park is used for recreation, as a game and sports facility and venue for concerts and festivals and is situated south of the city centre. All year round, the park is open from 9:00 until the onset of darkness.

    One of the main attractions in the Grugapark is the 'Tropenhaus' (tropical house) in pyramid shape. In the pyramid of the tropical rain forest, you can immerse into a different, fascinating cosmos. Temperature by 30 degrees, high humidity, the smell of earth and vegetation and the deep green thicket of plants put the visitors in a deep jungle. The bamboo standing at the foot of a waterfall, the largest grass of the Earth, can grow up to 25 cm on the day!

    For people who love the extraordinary, the 'Tropenhaus' offers a very special event: the tropical night (duration approx. 2 hours). The magical night of the tropics move visitors on a journey into an unknown world. Cost, what the plant kingdom make available. Enjoy magic moment with your loved one or your friends and let yourself be pampered by an African meal served in real coconut halves.

    Mandatory registration and information: +49 201 88 83 106

    Grugapark Essen

    Tip: The whole Grugapark is worth a visit. Take time and discover the beauty and diversity. Have fun!

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Virchowstr. 167 a, 45147, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Nature exploring

    Essen is the 3rd greenest city in Germany. One of the nicest places is the Baldeneysee (Lake Baldeney) in the South of the city. Make a stroll around the lake, discover the lake by boat or have a break at one of the restaurants and snacks. Tip: 'Seaside Beach Baldeney' (Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 384, 45133 Essen).


    The city of Essen as European capital of culture 2010 offers countless attractions (Zeche Zollverein, Gartenstadt Margarethenhöhe, Baldeneysee, Museum Folkwang, Synagoge and many more). The best way to discover the city is a city tour by bus (in winter and summer). Starting point is the tourist information directly at the main station.


    Essen is also known as "Essen, die Einkaufsstadt" (Essen, the shopping city). Make a stroll through the pedestrian zone and enjoy the lively atmosphere, the countless shopping options and restaurants or cafés.


    In the Grugapark since 2010 (February and March) "Parkleuchten" (park shine) takes place. Sculptures, objects and also the nature are illuminated and inspire the visitors.

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