Essen TourismEssen HotelsEssen Bed and BreakfastEssen Vacation RentalsFlights to EssenEssen RestaurantsThings to Do in EssenEssen Travel ForumEssen PhotosEssen MapEssen Travel GuideHotels
All Essen HotelsEssen Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in EssenBy Hotel TypeThings to DoRestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental CarsTripadvisor PlusMore
Essen MotelsEssen CampgroundsEssen HostelsEssen Spa ResortsEssen Beach HotelsEssen Green HotelsEssen Family HotelsRomantic Hotels in EssenEssen Luxury HotelsEssen Business HotelsBy Hotel ClassBy Hotel BrandPopular AmenitiesPopular Neighborhoods
Ostviertel HotelsKettwig HotelsSüdviertel HotelsRüttenscheid HotelsStadtkern HotelsHotels near HeisingenHotels near KupferdrehHotels near FischlakenHotels near FreisenbruchHotels near FrohnhausenPopular Essen Categories
Cheap Accommodations in EssenEssen Downtown HotelsEssen Hotels with Smoking RoomsEssen Hotels with Walk-in ShowerEssen Hotels with Valet ParkingEssen Hotels with Steam RoomEssen Hotels with Game roomEssen Hotels with Bridal SuiteEssen Hotels with Bike RentalsEssen Hotels with Allergy-free roomsMore Essen Categories
Essen Hotels with Soundproof roomsEssen Hotels with ConciergeEssen Hotels with Tennis CourtsEssen Hotels with Valet ParkingEssen Hotels with Banquet hallEssen Non-Smoking HotelsEssen Hotels with Game roomEssen Hotels with Bike RentalsEssen Hotels with Air ConditioningEssen Hiking HotelsEssen Hotels with Laundry FacilitiesEssen Hotels with Walk-in ShowerEssen Hotels with FireplacesEssen Accessible HotelsNear Landmarks
Hotels near Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in EssenHotels near Botanischer Garten GrugaparkHotels near Villa HügelHotels near Museum FolkwangHotels near Old Town KettwigHotels near Ruhr MuseumHotels near Red Dot Design MuseumHotels near Kruppsiedlung MargarethenhoheHotels near BaldeneyseeHotels near Old Town WerdenNear Train Stations
Hotels near Essen Central StationHotels near Oberhausen Central StationHotels near Düsseldorf Flughafen Fernbahnhof StationHotels near Gelsenkirchen Central StationHotels near Bochum Central StationNear Airports
Hotels near Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)Hotels near Hahn Airport (HHN)Hotels near Dortmund Airport (DTM)Motels near Hahn Airport (HHN)Motels near Dortmund Airport (DTM)Motels near Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)Near CollegesPopular Hotel Categories
Essen Tourism: Best of Essen
Essen began in the mid-9th century as home to a women's abbey, then during the Renaissance became an important coal mining town and later a major steel production center. The famed metal-working Krupp family opened their first foundry here in 1810. One of Essen's most interesting places is the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, once the largest colliery in the world. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it attracts 800,000 visitors a year, often hosting art exhibitions and performances.
Sponsored by Trainline
Experience the best of Europe by rail
From romantic Paris to historic Rome, vibrant London to scenic Edinburgh and dreamy Barcelona, Europe’s full of iconic spots and hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences.See all
A mix of the charming, modern, and tried and true.See all
Can't-miss spots to dine, drink, and feast.See all
Essen Is Great For
Eat & drink
Art & history
Frequently Asked Questions about Essen
- We recommend checking out these popular tours when looking for something to do in Essen:
- If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Essen between December and February, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between June and August.