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Essen overview

Essen is a friendly place, unique for its cultural and art, and known for its opera and theatres. You'll enjoy the ample bar and dining choices, along with activities such as canoeing and sailing. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Panorama and Rhine Tower. Make plans to visit the popular Museum Kunstpalast and Duesseldorf City Hall. Essen is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Essen

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Essen has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Essen with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Essen hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Essen hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Essen

Fly in to Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from central Essen. Duesseldorf (QDU-Duesseldorf Central Train Station) is the next closest major airport, 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Essen Central Station
  • • Essen Sued S-Bahn
  • • Essen West S-Bahn
Metro stations include:
  • • Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn
  • • Berliner Platz U-Bahn
  • • Bismarckplatz U-Bahn

What to see around Essen

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Alpincenter Bottrop
  • • Indoor Skydiving Bottrop
  • • AQUApark Oberhausen
  • • Sea Life Oberhausen
  • • Kaisergarten Park and Zoo
Art, museums and opera stand out, with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Stratmanns Theater Europahaus
  • • Philharmonie Essen
  • • Light Castle
  • • Grillo-Theater
  • • GOP Variety Theatre Essen
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Limbecker Platz
  • • International Christmas Market Essen
  • • Rhein-Ruhr-Zentrum Shopping Mall
  • • CentrO
  • • Oberhausen Christmas Market
Popular places in the area include:
  • • Panorama
  • • Museum Kunstpalast
  • • Duesseldorf City Hall
  • • Rhine Tower
  • • Neuer Zollhof

When to visit Essen

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 10°C day, 1°C night
  • April-June: 20°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 22°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 16°C day, 1°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 185 cm
  • April-June: 216 cm
  • July-September: 257 cm
  • October-December: 218 cm
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