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