Citizens of Essen normally don’t know that we have a city port and when they know about, they mostly think of soccer as the stadium of Rot Weiss Essen is located at Hafenstraße. The senior generation probably will remember that Hafenstraße once was notorious for it’s red lantern district. Today Hafenstraße houses one of Essen’s street art hot spots and our most beautiful open air gallery.
Today in Essens city port Hafendampf has started into the 5th round. The weather was more autumn than summer and one rain front after the other chased through the streets; that gave the festival a bumpy start. Nevertheless the line up is extraordinary; its only a pitty that the JUKEBOX COWBOYS (Hamburg) were not able to arrive to the festival. Their participation was mandatory. You have one more day to have a look and observe how all those pieces grow. Music, beverages and barbecue sausages are provided. CU tomorrow!