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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix

EX-Pink Palace


A huge disco space that was open to all

The no-man’s land between the city centre and the railway tracks offers a non-mainstream impression of Essen far away from the popular shopping streets and the hip quarter. The corner of the Frohnhauser Strasse and Schwanenkampstrasse streets is particularly unspectacular. And yet this is a place of which many Esseners have their fondest memories. For many years, the “Pink Palace” was located here. Like the Duisburg Delta Musik Park and the Tarm Center in Bochum, the Palace was a huge disco space that was open to all. As well as techno, chart hits and popular tunes, this was naturally also a venue for Esseners’ favourite bands. For example, Black Sabbath and Motörhead played legendary gigs here. Today, it is a fascinating experience to stand on this street corner and look at pictures of the “Pink Palace” on the Internet. Nowhere else in Essen can you feel the fast pace of the pop present and pop history so directly.

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Frohnhauser Straße / Schwanenkampstr; 45127 Essen

All Pop-Spots Ruhr Area

FZW crowd, © FZW
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Stein­bruch

The record store Idiot Records, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Idi­ots Re­cords

The restaurant  "Zum Hübi", © Jule Körber
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Zum Hübi

The Goldkante Bar, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Goldkante

Old Daddy, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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(Ex-) Old Daddy Ober­hausen

No Reality, © Marlene Bar
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Mar­lene Bar

Soundgarden, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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EX-Soundgarden

Matrix Crowd, © Matrix
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AZ Muel­heim

Matrix Crowd, © Matrix
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Alte Hütte

Turbinenhalle, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
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Tur­bin­en­halle