Hanami in Essen Stadtgarten – From White to Pink Cherry Blossoms

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Hanami in Essen Stadtgarten is the full original Japanese experience to celebrate blooming cherry blossoms. Dive in deeper to explore the amazing diversity this urban park offers. Combined with Essen’s Sakura avenue Rü, you’ll get an unforgettable blooming journey.

What to expect

  • 1. An Overview of the lovely Urban Park in Essen
  • 2. White Cherry Blossom Boulevard along the Philarmonie
  • 3. Hanami in Essen Stadtgarten – Pink Sakura invites to Classic Japanese Traditions
  • 4. When to experience Hanami in Essen Stadtgarten
  • 5. How to get there
  • 6. Conclusion

1. An Overview of the lovely Urban Park in Essen Südviertel

Located centrally, Stadtgarten in Essen is situated perfectly in-between the trendy neighbourhood Rüttenscheid and the city centre. Dating since late 19th century, this urban park has been the biggest green lung of the city ever since. With over 6 hectares, Stadtgarten offers plenty of room for everyone, many activities and especially loads of vegetation.

Besides the great pond and its fountain marking park’s centre, there are many important and striking buildings surrounding this green lung. For instance, the Philharmonie is located right at Stadtgarten’s western edge. Furthermore, the Ruhrturm oversees the park from its northern side.

During the beginning of spring, the Sakura overshadows all the just mentioned though.

2. White Cherry Blossom Boulevard along the Philharmonie

Although you might associate Sakura with pink blossoms, there is also a white variant. And guess what, there is an amazing row of white cherry blossom trees situated right on the esplanade along the Philharmonie. Combined with the overseeing Ruhrturm, those white blossoms offer some gorgeous photo motifs.

3. Hanami in Essen Stadtgarten – Pink Sakura invites to Classic Japanese Traditions

Nonetheless, the real deal during Sakura season, is to get a blanket, lie it on the grass and sit below a cherry blossom tree. Here you can live the real Japanese tradition and celebrate caducity – originally known as Hanami. Thankfully, Stadtgarten offers some big cherry trees. Thus, anyone should find a spot below one and enjoy spring.

4. When to experience Hanami in Essen Stadtgarten

Hanami season has officially started in Essen Stadtgarten, for this year, 2022. Expect the following period to to experience Sakura there:

  • 16th until 30th of March

5. How to get there

Essen Stadtgarten can be reached by multiple transportations. If you prefer to approach by car, this park space offers you direct access to the Stadtgarten. In case you come over by public transportation, the U-Bahn station Philharmonie is only a jump away.

Furthermore, it’s not far by foot from Rüttenscheid or the city centre on foot either. Simply use the embedded map below to get your best way possible to Stadtgarten.

6. Conclusion

If you want to spend time sitting below a big cherry tree and celebrate Sakura as in Japan, there’s no way you skip Hanami in Essen Stadtgarten. From white to pink cherry blossoms, the offered spring vibes are insane. Combined with the Sakura avenue along Rüttenscheider Straße nearby, you discover Essen in a new and magnificent way.

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