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

Forecourt of the Musikforum, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Mu­sikfor­um

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber

Gruga­halle

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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix

(Former) Grün In

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Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, © Ole Löding

EX-Tante Olga

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

Idi­ots Re­cords

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX-Bei Rain­er

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FZW crowd, © FZW

Cap­it­ol Ha­gen

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The restaurant Enstation, © Jule Körber

Neu­markt Ruhrort

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