People usually associate Essen with the color gray and think of coal mines and steel. On his tour of the city, Check-in host Lukas Stege found out that Essen also has a surprisingly green side.
Coal, steel and heavy industry all featured prominently in Essen's past. But now the reinvented Ruhr region hub is showing off its environmental credentials as 2017's European Green Capital. Samantha Early paid a visit.
After Stockholm and Copenhagen, another Scandinavian city has won the title European Green Capital, honoring green urban achievements. It is the third time Norway's capital Oslo was shortlisted.
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