Outdoor Activities in Essen

Outdoor activities in Essen are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Essen comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Essen and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Essen has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Essen.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Essen:

  1. #1 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 1167 itineraries
    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. #2 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 1125 itineraries
    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. #3 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 1109 itineraries
    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. #4 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 181 itineraries
    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. #5 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 233 itineraries
    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. #6 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 336 itineraries
    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. #7 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 34 itineraries
    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

  8. #8 of 22 Outdoors Activities 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

  9. #9 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 228 itineraries
    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

  10. #10 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 10 itineraries
    GOP Variete-Theater Essen Image
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    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
    Google Reviews
    Collin Hicks

    Amazing preformance and great food. A must see if you're in the area!

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  11. #11 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 9 itineraries
    Colosseum Theater Image
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    Address: Altendorfer Straße 1

    Google Reviews
    Mordano

    Nice theater and very comfy seats, but the drinks are very expensive.

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  12. #12 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
  13. #13 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 227 itineraries
    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

  14. #14 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 239 itineraries
    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

  15. #15 of 22 Outdoors Activities in Essen
    - Used in 413 itineraries
    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