Margarethenhöhe, named after its founder Margarethe Krupp, was already considered a prime example of healthy and innovative living with a feel-good factor when it was built in 1909. Even today, the houses, of which hardly any two are alike in detail, are a strong attraction not only for those interested in architecture.


Construction of the pedestrian bridge over the Mühlbachtal. View through the archway of the bridgehead. You can see the typical architecture of the Margarethenhöhe.

Playing children on the Giebelplatz in 1915. The Krupp Room with a portrait of Margarethe Krupp.

The Sommerburgstrasse in 1921. Children play at the Little Market in front of the Schatzgräberbrunnen (Treasure tomb fountain). In the background the Konsum.

Example of the sculpture in the settlement: "Das Katzenpaar" (The cat couple) by Will Lammert. Typical house for three families on Hohlweg, which was later renamed Metzendorfstraße.

The Steile Strasse under reconstruction. The Steile Strasse after the destruction.

The new settlement at the Lührmannwald in the post-war years. The new Margarethenhöhe: street at the Lührmannwald.

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Around 3,100 apartments and over 60 commercial units on 65 hectares of land: the Margarethe Krupp Foundation is probably Essen’s best-known landlord. Since its establishment in 1906 by Margarethe Krupp, the foundation has been a reliable authority for its tenants. The team of the Margarethe Krupp Foundation looks forward to meeting you!