Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Essen

Essen is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Essen one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Essen is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Essen or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Essen. Explore the historical monuments of Essen with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Essen guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Essen page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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

  1. Villa Huegel

    #1 of 6 Historical Places 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

  2. Essen Cathedral Treasury

    #2 of 6 Historical Places 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

  3. Alte Synagoge

    #3 of 6 Historical Places 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

  4. Ruhr Museum

    #4 of 6 Historical Places in Essen
    Ruhr Museum

    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

  5. Schloss Schellenberg

    #5 of 6 Historical Places in Essen
    Schloss Schellenberg

    Tags: Castle

    Address: 45134 Essen, Germany

    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...Read more

  6. Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

    #6 of 6 Historical Places 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

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