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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Cabarets

Popular things to do in Essen

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen ©
World heritage site
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Botanischer Garten Grugapark ©
Waterfall
Botanischer Garten Grugapark
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museum Folkwang ©
Art Museum
Museum Folkwang
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Villa Hugel ©
Architectural Building
Villa Hugel
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere. Despite its industrial background, many people consider this one of Germany's most nature-oriented cities. The city is home to several univeristies, including Folkwang University and the University of Duisburg-Essen, which inject it with plenty of energy. One of the most diverse areas in the Ruhr area, where the combination of technological industries and old German aesthetic has helped it move beyond its World War II devastation. Plan trip to Germany with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Side trips from Essen

Rheinuferpromenade ©
Historic Walking Area
Rheinuferpromenade Dusseldorf
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rheinturm ©
Observation Deck
Rheinturm Dusseldorf
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Konigsallee ©
Neighborhood
Konigsallee Dusseldorf
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Altstadt ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Altstadt Dusseldorf
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Essen

Kruppsiedlung Margarethenhohe ©
Landmark
Kruppsiedlung Margarethenhohe
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ruhr Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Ruhr Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Old Town Kettwig
Landmark
Old Town Kettwig
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Baldeneysee ©
Outdoor Activity
Baldeneysee
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Essen

Mineralien Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Mineralien Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Red Dot Design Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Red Dot Design Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Soul of Africa Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Soul of Africa Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Dom-Schatzkammer ©
Specialty Museum
Dom-Schatzkammer
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Essen

Zeche Carl ©
Civic Center
Zeche Carl
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz ©
Shopping Mall
Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
Kreuzeskirche ©
Civic Center
Kreuzeskirche
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Outdoors in Essen

Heissiwald
Outdoor Activity
Heissiwald
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brehminsel ©
Outdoor Activity
Brehminsel
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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