During large events in particular we recommend that you travel to the Grugapark using public transport.
Public transport from the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station)
U-Bahn line U11:
Messe Ost/Gruga stop (Main Entrance)
Messe West/Süd/Gruga stop (Park entrance on the Grugabad (Pool) and Park entrance Lührmannstraße)
U-Bahn line U17:
(Park entrance Model Garden; 5 minutes on foot).
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 on the A52 (Rüttenscheid or Margarethenhöhe exit) and is signposted throughout the whole Essen area.
Directions map to print out:
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City map and aerial view ...
Environmental zones in the Ruhr region
Since 1 October 2008 new environmental zones have been set up on the basis of the clean air plan 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. Essen has also been designated an environmental zone, which begins in the direct proximity to the Grugapark. Norbertstraße at the Exhibition Centre, is not in this environmental zone but some other access roads are. For example, the Park can be reached from the A52 via Norbertstraße without an environmental sticker but not via Alfredstraße. This also applies to the car park at the Main Entrance. Please find out in more detail using the following internet address:
Link to the website “Umweltzone Essen” (Environmental Zone Essen) under www.essen.de ...
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
Show Gardens entrance
More detailed information for users of a route guidance system can be found on the german version of this page. On this page you will find informations for motor home travellers.
Info Tel.: +49 (0)201 / 88 83106