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Essen is located in the heart of the Ruhr region in Germany. It houses many museums and theatres as well as the industrial monuments of the past. Book now!
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  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 10 min
  • Düsseldorf Airport: 27km from the city centre; transfer time about 32 min
  • Nearest railway station: Essen Hauptbahnhof
  • Currency: Euro

Essen is located in the heart of the Ruhr region in Germany and houses many museums and theatres, as well as the industrial monuments of the past.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee praised the Zollverein Coalmine as a representative example of the 'development of traditional heavy industries in Europe' and therefore added it to their list of sites.

Essen Cathedral

The Essen Cathedral is located in the heart of the city; it is a lovely example of classical Gothic architecture.

Gruga

The Gruga is a centrally located botanical garden and a popular place during the summertime.

Zeche Zollverein

This museum is located in Europe's largest coal mine. The modern German designs of everyday items are really interesting for lots of visitors.

The city centre houses plenty of restaurants, brewery houses, bars, pubs and cafés. In the summertime, the beer gardens on Lake Baldeney and along the Ruhr are favourite locations for visitors.

Essen... for gourmets

Each year, Essen...for gourmets take place located in the city of Essen. This open-air food festival is a gastronomical highlight in which many restaurants demonstrate what they have to offer by offering samples the passersby.

The Irish Pub

This Pub has a large beer garden and is very popular for many visitors. It is the perfect place to enjoy an evening with friends while watching the football or rugby on the big-screen TV.

Baliha Lounge Dance Club

Baliha Lounge is a popular Essen night club, playing music from the eighties and nineties right up to the latest hot tracks. Every year it attracts about 150,000 people.

Hotel Shanghai

The Hotel Shanghai is another popular club in the Essen nightlife scene.

Overview

Essen is located in the heart of the Ruhr region in Germany and houses many museums and theatres, as well as the industrial monuments of the past.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee praised the Zollverein Coalmine as a representative example of the 'development of traditional heavy industries in Europe' and therefore added it to their list of sites.

Attractions

Essen Cathedral

The Essen Cathedral is located in the heart of the city; it is a lovely example of classical Gothic architecture.

Gruga

The Gruga is a centrally located botanical garden and a popular place during the summertime.

Zeche Zollverein

This museum is located in Europe's largest coal mine. The modern German designs of everyday items are really interesting for lots of visitors.

Things to do
Dining

The city centre houses plenty of restaurants, brewery houses, bars, pubs and cafés. In the summertime, the beer gardens on Lake Baldeney and along the Ruhr are favourite locations for visitors.

Essen... for gourmets

Each year, Essen...for gourmets take place located in the city of Essen. This open-air food festival is a gastronomical highlight in which many restaurants demonstrate what they have to offer by offering samples the passersby.

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