"Werden" redirects here. For other uses, see Werden (disambiguation).
Ruhr bridge at Werden

Werden is a borough of the city of Essen in Germany. It belongs to the city district IX Werden/Kettwig/Bredeney and has 9,998 inhabitants as of June 30, 2006.[1] The borough occupies a space of 4.04 km² and is situated at a median height of 58 metres above sea level.


The history of Werden can be traced back to St. Ludger, who founded Werden Abbey at the end of the 8th century. In 1317, Werden was granted city rights. The Abbey buildings housed the Folkwang Hochschule since 1927.

The town was merged into Essen on August 1, 1929. From 1931 to 1933, the Baldeneysee was created.


The Bundesstraße 224 goes through the centre of Werden, with a high traffic load. Essen-Werden railway station provides access to the S-Bahn trains of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn's S6 line.


  1. "Bevölkerung am Ort der Hauptwohnung" (PDF). Stadt Essen, Amt für Statistik, Stadtforschung und Wahlen. Retrieved 2006-12-03.

Coordinates: 51°23.1833′N 6°59.7833′E / 51.3863883°N 6.9963883°E / 51.3863883; 6.9963883

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