What’s On in Essen

Find out What's On In Essen, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Essen, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Essen, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

What’s on in Essen, Places to Stay and Eat, Attractions

Things To See and Do

Attractions and Places to Visit in Essen

Attractions and Places to Visit in 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.

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Places to stay in Essen

Places to Stay in Essen

Bright, modern design and good service are waiting for you in the city of Essen. Much more of this is available in the stylish and individually furnished hotels here. But they are not just for the tourists.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

If you’re looking for inspiration for new places to go, days out and things to do, there's no shortage of activities in Essen. Whether it's day or night, summer or winter, with your friends or with your children check out our listings.

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What’s on in Essen, Places to Stay and Eat, Attractions

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Essen such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Essen, you’ll find everything you need for your Essen holiday on Whats On In Essen.com. Make sure to discover Essen’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. Essen have a huge range of options for food and drinkThe huge variety of classy restaurants will make you feel in love with the city and you’d be able to eat just the dish you’ve wanted.

Mezzo Mezzo

Mezzo Mezzo

Experience the fresh Mediterranean cuisine in a unique atmosphere, with selected dishes and trendy drinks from coffee to cocktail, a fresh ambience and hearty service.
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Restaurant Hülsmannshof

Restaurant Hülsmannshof

Only 10 minutes from the city center, here you will find a small green oasis. Situated directly on the forest, this half-timbered house is not only attractive for walkers.

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Tablo Essen

Tablo

At Tablo you are going to love the fine Turkish cuisine and experience the well-known Turkish hospitality and excellent service, authentic & cosy atmosphere.
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Miamamia

Miamamia

This cafe is beautifully situated in an old house and offers easily the best coffee in the region. Also enjoy paninis and other simple Med classics.
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What’s On In

The metropolitan city of Essen is located at the heart of the Ruhr region conurbation. This former industrial powerhouse has increasingly become a centre of culture and shopping. Despite its size, the city is surprisingly green with numerous parks and lakes which offer opportunity for relaxation and recreation. Coal was once the leading industry, but all the mines have since closed; the Zollverein coal-mine complex, once the largest in the world, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. The industrial hub of the Ruhr, Essen is also a retail trade centre, a rail junction, and a business service centre.

There are high-profile concert halls in repurposed factories, and the Zollverein Mining Complex is both formidable and elegant for its Bauhaus architecture and titanic coal washery. Essen has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkadventures and activitiesplan your stay and visit to Essen.