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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Essen, Germany

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  1. Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

    #1 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

    Tags: Mine, Unesco Site

    Address: Gelsenkirchenerstrasse 181 | 45309, Essen,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Once the largest and still considered as the most beautiful coal mine of the world, this famous industrial complex has been an ideal example of heavy industry of Europe. In 2001, this complex was reco...Read more

  2. Villa Huegel

    #2 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Villa Huegel

    Tags: Historical Site, Entertainment, Concert, Exhibition

    Address: Essen-Bredeney, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This beautiful mansion is located in Bredeney , that now belonged in the modern city of Essen. It was built by Alfred Krupp and had been the residence of the Krupp family (the famous industrialists) f...Read more

  3. Museum Folkwang

    #3 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Museum Folkwang

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Established in 1922, Museum Folkwang has some of the finest art collection belonging to the age of 19th and 20th century. The museum was founded in 1902 by Karl Ernst Osthaus in Hagen. After its found...Read more

  4. Grugapark Essen

    #4 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Grugapark Essen

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Valley

    Address: Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    This famous botanical garden was established in 1927. The primary am behind the establishment of the park was for recreation, education and research work for the botany subject. However, some parts of...Read more

  5. Ruhr Museum Essen

    #5 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Ruhr Museum Essen

    Tags: Museum, Mine, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Address: Zeche Zollverein | Gelsenkirchener Str. 181,45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located within former coal washing plant of Zollverein Coal Mine complex, this museum is one of the top places of interest within the industrial complex. At present, the museum has an extensive collec...Read more

  6. Red Dot Design Museum

    #6 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Red Dot Design Museum

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Visit this unique museum that holds largest presentation of contemporary design in the world. Nearly 160,000 international guests turn up to visit this awe-inspiring museum, named Red Dot Design Museu...Read more

  7. The Baldeneysee

    #7 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    The Baldeneysee

    Tags: Restaurant, Water Sport, Lake, Boating

    Address: Werden, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Completed in 1933, it is one of the six largest reservoirs of Ruhr, lies on the southern part of Essen. It is also said to be the largest lake of Essen. This artificial water body as now turned into a...Read more

  8. Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz

    #8 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz

    Tags: Entertainment, Mall, Market, Shopping Center

    Address: Limbecker Platz 1a, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    If you are a real shopaholic by heart, you cannot give a miss to this place. Visit the largest inner-city shopping center in Germany with around two hundred shops to look forward. Apart from the shop,...Read more

  9. Alte Synagoge

    #9 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Alte Synagoge

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Historical Site, War Memorial

    Address: Steeler Strasse, 29, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Popularly known as the Old Synagoge, it was founded in 1980 and has been a cultural center and meeting place for the Jewish community. The strangest part of the Synagoge is, it miraculously survived t...Read more

  10. Philharmonie Essen

    #10 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Philharmonie Essen

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Play, Theatre

    Address: Huyssenallee 53, 45128 Essen, Germany

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm Details

    Situated at the center of the downtown region of Essen, at the edge of the city park, Philharmonie Essen was previously known as Saalbau Essen. It is near to the famous opera house of Esssen, named Aa...Read more

  11. Aalto Theatre

    #11 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Aalto Theatre

    Tags: Entertainment, Theatre, Concert

    Address: Hyssenallee, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Visit the famous opera house of Essen that has been an important destination for major performing arts, till date. The house was designed by Alvar Aalto (a Finnish architect). You can guess from where...Read more

  12. Essen Cathedral Treasury

    #12 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Essen Cathedral Treasury

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Burg Platz 2 - 45127, Essen

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Also known Essen Minster (in Germany), was established in 1958. Since its established it was considered as the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Essen. It was built in honor of Saints Cosmas and th...Read more

  13. Abteikirche St. Liudger

    #13 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Abteikirche St. Liudger

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Exhibition

    Address: Bruckstrasse 54, 45239 Essen, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    If you are visiting Werden Abbey, you cannot miss its famous highlight, i.e. Abteikirche St. Liudger. It is a beautiful late-Romanesque church and was named after the Frisian missionary was buried her...Read more

  14. Wohnraum Im Unperfekthaus

    #14 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Wohnraum Im Unperfekthaus

    Address: Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 18, neben Einkaufszentrum Limbecker Platz, 45127 Essen

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is another great eatery in Essen offering great Mediterranean, nouveau and vegetarian cuisine. Unfortunately credit cards are not accepted. The restaurant is open from 10am until 10:30pm. It usua...Read more

  15. Das Park Hotel

    #15 of 32 Things To Do in Essen
    Das Park Hotel

    Address: Alfredstraße 118, 45131 Essen, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The hotel is completely made up of automated concrete drain tubes with beds inside. All you have to do is book and you are given a code for the door. It is quite cheap and it operates on honor-based s...Read more

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  • Villa Hügel

    Hügel 15

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Margarethenhöhe

    Hoher Weg 15

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

    Gelsenkirchener Straße 181

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Schacht XII Zeche Zollverein

    Gelsenkirchener Straße 181

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Zeche Zollverein - Schacht XII

    Gelsenkirchener Straße 181

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Kruppsiedlung Margarethenhohe

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Tippelsberg

    Hiltroper Straße 131

  • Karl-Heinz Lucks

    Haddings Berg 4

  • Kaiserberg

  • BVMW Regional-Geschäftsführer Region Düsseldorf/ Bergisches Land

    Wittener Straße 143

  • Creat Stefan Kipp

    Dahler Berg 11

  • Ramjoue-Immobilien Heinz Ramjoue

    Heidter Berg 7

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  • Weitmarer Holz

  • Marscheider Wald

  • Barmer Wald

  • Kalwes

  • Mirker Hain

  • Ronsdorfer Anlagen

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  • Baldeneysee

  • Elfrather See

  • Harkortsee

    Strandweg 1-21

  • Berger See

  • Grüner See

    Am Seeufer 80

  • Harkortsee Hagen

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  • Phänomania Erfahrungsfeld

    Am Handwerkerpark 8

  • Ruhr Museum

    Gelsenkirchener Straße 181

  • Mineralienmuseum Kupferdreh

    Kupferdreher Straße 141-143

  • Domschatzkammer

    Burgplatz 2

  • Kunsthaus Essen

    Rübezahlstraße 33

  • Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum

    Dr.-C.-Otto-Straße 191

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  • INTAMIN Bahntechnik- und Betriebsgesell

    Norbertstraße 56

    Amusement Parks
  • Reinders GmbH

    Frankenstraße 305

    Amusement Parks
  • Atlantis Dorsten

    Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
  • Freizeitpark Schloß Beck Betriebs-GmbH

    Am Dornbusch 39

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
  • Movie Park Deutschland

    Warner-Allee 1

    Amusement Parks
  • Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

    Emscherstraße 71

    Amusement Parks
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  • FCUK Yoga Bar

    Emmastraße 13

    Bars Restaurants
  • Cafe De Prins

    Isenbergstraße 12-14

    Restaurants Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • D.Bar

    Kahrstraße 80

    Bars Restaurants
  • N.Y.C.

    Alfredstraße 99

    American International Bars
  • Kronenstuben

    Rüttenscheider Straße 231

    Restaurants Bars
  • Palazzo

    Königstraße 39

    Italian Pizza Bars
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  • Merkur Spielothek

    Viehofer Straße 33

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Merkur-Spielothek GmbH & Co

    Frohnhauser Straße 2

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Royal

    Gerichtsstraße 40

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Playland Casino GmbH

    Donnerstraße 5

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Duisburg

    Landfermannstraße 6

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Merkur Spielothek

    Altmarkt 1

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Nordpark Wuppertal

    Märkische Straße121

    Natural Parks
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  • Lantz'scher Park

    Lohauser Dorfstraße 5

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Bochum Dahlhausen - Hundewiese

    Dog Parks
  • Spielplatz Lantz scher Park in Lohausen

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Stielmuspark Neumühl

    Dog Parks
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