Top Historical Places in Essen

Are you looking to explore the history of Essen through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Essen including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Essen. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Essen ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Essen, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Essen for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Essen with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Villa Huegel

    4.5 (1167 Votes)
    Villa Huegel

    Historical Site, Entertainment, Concert, Exhibition

    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) from 1873 to 1945. At present, it house the offices of the Kulturstiftung Ruhr (Ruhr Cultural Foundation). You can visit around the furnished private quarters of the main building that are open for ...Read more
  2. Essen Cathedral Treasury

    4.4 (233 Votes)
    Essen Cathedral Treasury

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    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 the Damian and the Bless Virgin Mary. The cathedral is located right at the center of the city. However, the present building you see had been reconstructed after it faced heavy damage during World W...Read more
  3. Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

    Mine, Unesco Site

    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 recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Since 1986, the complex had been rebooted as a cultural hub, equipped with museums, artist studios, spaces for performances, a fine restaurant and a unique p...Read more
  4. Ruhr Museum

    4.5 (239 Votes)
    Ruhr Museum

    Museum, Mine, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    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 collection of historical, archeological and geological information that were collected by the former Ruhr land museum of Essen. In the permanent exhibition section of the museum, you get to see exclusive...Read more
  5. Alte Synagoge

    4.5 (234 Votes)
    Alte Synagoge

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

    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 the impact of World War II. The striking feature of the Synagoge is its architectural design. Today the building preserves some of the important testimonies of Jewish culture from the pre German war...Read more
  6. Schloss Schellenberg


    Am Schloss Schellenberg is a famous castle which was the residential home of Barons of Schellenberg once. The castle is surrounded by forest area and hence you can get easy access to the wooded estate. You can find several streams are flowing through the forest. The castle is divided into three parts. It has two farmyards inside and outside of the castle where you can find a wooden art gallery....Read more