Best Things To Do in Essen, Germany

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Essen, Germany

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  1. Villa Huegel

    # 1 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 1163 times in trip plans
    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

  2. Museum Folkwang

    # 2 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 1122 times in trip plans
    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

  3. The Baldeneysee

    # 3 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 1105 times in trip plans
    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

  4. Aalto Theatre

    # 4 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 179 times in trip plans
    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

  5. Essen Cathedral Treasury

    # 5 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 233 times in trip plans
    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

  6. Abteikirche St. Liudger

    # 6 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 334 times in trip plans
    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

  7. Das Park Hotel

    # 7 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 1 time in trip plans
    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

  8. Atelier Klaudia Possemeyer-tepper

    # 8 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 34 times in trip plans
    Atelier Klaudia Possemeyer-tepper

    Tags: Art Gallery

    Address: 45326, Palmbuschweg 56, 45326 Essen, Germany

    This art gallery of Klaudia Possemeyer can be a place of interest if you are into painting or love to see the artworks of others. The genres that she paints in are landscapes, people, still life and p...Read more

  9. Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen

    # 9 of 834 Things To Do in Essen
    Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen

    Address: Norbertstraße 2 45131 Essen, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This hotel is suitable for business travelers- the staff is extremely friendly, the rooms are big and extremely comfortable. The hotel offers such amenities as the gym, a restaurant and a spa. Guests ...Read more

  10. Motel One Essen

    # 10 of 834 Things To Do in Essen
    Motel One Essen

    Address: Kennedyplatz 3, 45127 Essen, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This hotel is still quite new. The rooms are quite spacious and comfortable- suitable for visitors in the city who are not afraid to spend a bit more. The rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, T...Read more

  11. Capobianco

    # 11 of 834 Things To Do in Essen
    Capobianco

    Address: Rottstraße 7, 45127 Essen, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a great meeting place for students, families, mangers and punks and consists of 5 bars round a big playground. This is the urban culture centre of the city. Phone number :- +49 201 226603...Read more

  12. Daktari

    # 12 of 834 Things To Do in Essen
    Daktari

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Adults

    Address: Juliusstraße 4, 45128 Essen, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are looking for a combination of great atmosphere with cocktails, then head to Daktari in Essen. One of the city’s popular bar, Daktari offers a perfect nightlife setting for a perfect di...Read more

  13. Wohnraum Im Unperfekthaus

    # 13 of 834 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

  14. Universitat Duisburg-essen

    # 14 of 834 Things To Do in Essen
  15. Red Dot Design Museum

    # 15 of 834 Things To Do in Essen | Added 228 times in trip plans
    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

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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

    Mountains
  • Karl-Heinz Lucks

    Haddings Berg 4

    Mountains
  • Kaiserberg

    Mountains
  • BVMW Regional-Geschäftsführer Region Düsseldorf/ Bergisches Land

    Wittener Straße 143

    Mountains
  • Creat Stefan Kipp

    Dahler Berg 11

    Mountains
  • Ramjoue-Immobilien Heinz Ramjoue

    Heidter Berg 7

    Mountains
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  • Weitmarer Holz

    Forests
  • Marscheider Wald

    Forests
  • Barmer Wald

    Forests
  • Kalwes

    Forests
  • Mirker Hain

    Forests
  • Ronsdorfer Anlagen

    Forests
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  • Baldeneysee

    Lakes
  • Elfrather See

    Lakes
  • Harkortsee

    Strandweg 1-21

    Lakes
  • Berger See

    Lakes
  • Grüner See

    Am Seeufer 80

    Lakes
  • Harkortsee Hagen

    Lakes
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  • Phänomania Erfahrungsfeld

    Am Handwerkerpark 8

    Museums
  • Ruhr Museum

    Gelsenkirchener Straße 181

    Museums
  • Mineralienmuseum Kupferdreh

    Kupferdreher Straße 141-143

    Museums
  • Domschatzkammer

    Burgplatz 2

    Museums
  • Kunsthaus Essen

    Rübezahlstraße 33

    Museums
  • Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum

    Dr.-C.-Otto-Straße 191

    Museums
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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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