The district of Bredeney in Essen is a rather sophisticated district. There are lots of villas and many magnificent buildings in this part of town. Consequently, rents here are among the highest in Essen. Especially around the Hügelpark (hill park) where the Villa Hügel is, apartments are coveted and more expensive. Villa Hügel, which is 8,100 square meters wide and has 269 rooms was built between 1870 and 1873 by Alfred Krupp. Therefore, the central office of Thyssen-Krupp can be found in Bredeney as well. Other companies, like RWE and Eon have settled here as well, which is why this district is especially interesting for business people. Bordering the Hügelpark is Lake Baldeney, where you can relax after a busy day.