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Relocating to Essen

Essen is the second-largest city in Ruhr, Germany’s largest metropolitan area. Its population of around 580,000 people makes it the fourth most populous city in North Rhine-Westphalia. 

The Ruhr River flows through the city, which has helped it earn the nickname of “the secret capital” due to its location. It sits at a very important junction between regions like Westphalie, Geldernland, and Bergisch Gladbach.

Essen has undergone a transformation from grey to green in the last few decades. An area that was once marked by coal mines now boasts beautiful cultural centres, parks, galleries with museums and even UNESCO World Heritage Sites! The premises for Zollverein – which is also a historical industrial complex that changed Western Europe’s economy forever – now showcases over 500 different species of plants and animals.

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Expert Support

Packimpex helps your team move, from beginning to end. Our relocation managers outline the relocation process well before your move so nothing will catch you off-guard. We are there for you every step of the way, answering any questions or concerns you and your transferees might have.

Essen Orientation Tours

We can help your team members and their loved ones feel more comfortable about their upcoming move with our orientation tours. These are available either online or in-person. We will show them where they’ll be living in Germany, answer any questions they may have, and help align expectations about what’s to come!

Relox: Advanced Relocation Technology

Relox: Advanced Relocation Technology

With our Relox technology, you will always have access to a complete overview of the relocation process in a fully transparent and secure manner. You and your transferees will get constant updates on how it’s going with our cloud-based software!

Corporate Housing

Packimpex is the relocation company to turn to when you need a helping hand. We are the experts at moving people abroad and finding housing that matches everyone’s needs and budgets.

We know how important it is for everyone’s home-away-from-home experience to be just right: comfortable, affordable, convenient and tailored to meet their needs. We want to make sure they get everything on their list without having to compromise on quality or location!

Childcare and Education

Childcare and Education

Packimpex will happily help your transferees find the right education options for their children. Whether their children are younger and need childcare services, or they have older kids who need a really great state or private school, we will help them find what they need.

Our main goal is to help your employees and their kids feel comfortable in their new surroundings and at their chosen school!

Settling-In Services

The move doesn’t stop when your plane lands in Essen. Packimpex will help your employees with all the paperwork that is required to start a new life in a new country. We will help them get everything sorted out quickly and easily so that they can begin to feel at home right away!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is Essen Located?

Essen is located in Essen-Werden district, North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is about 35 kilometres away from Dusseldorf, meaning it’s only a 35-minute drive or 25-minute train ride.

Is the City Safe?

Yes, this is a safe city. The crime rate in Essen-Werden district is really low compared to other districts of Essen and the whole country.

What Are Schools like?

There are many different types of schools, whether they are state-run public elementary schools and private ones. In addition, the city has many bilingual and international schools for expatriates or foreigners who come to live here and work here.

How Do You Get Around the City?

There are many different types of public transportation in the city such as buses, trams, underground trains (U-Bahn), Stadtbahn, and Essener-Bahn. There is also an extensive network of bike paths for those who enjoy biking.

What is the Cost of Living in the City?

Essen has an average cost of living which means it’s not too expensive and not too cheap. The average cost of living in the city for families is around 1,400 dollars and about 1,000 for a single person.

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