Essen

Essen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

"Essen — the shopping city"

Get in

By plane

Nearby airports include:

By car

Essen is located on Autobahn 40.

By bus

Essen is part of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr bus and train system. In addition, Hespertalbahn operates historic trains between Haus Scheppen and Kupferdreh.

By boat

The Rhine river transportation system can be reached via the Herne Kanal. Weiße Flotte Baldeney and Mülheimer Verkehrsgesellschaft operate ships on the Ruhr river.

Get around

Essen has a big Stadtbahn (light rail), tram, bus and night bus system. You can find more information about fares and a journey planner at the VRR webiste.

See

Red Dot Design Museum

Do

View of Botanischer Garten Grugapark from a tower inside the park

Theater/Concerts

Art

Small, but vivid: the art scene in Essen. Galleries allocate on the whole city region, with a concentration around the Museum Folkwang:

Cinema

Spa and Massage

Learn

The University of Duisburg-Essen is part of a consortium of three universities in the Ruhr-area (University of Duisburg-Essen, Bochum, and Dortmund) and Germany's largest academic hub.

Buy

Many shops are located in the city center pedestrian zone. A big shopping-mall in the western part of the city centre opened in summer 2008. Also pay attention to the "Rüttenscheid"-district.

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Connect

Essen Tourism Office Im Handelshof. Am Hauptbahnhof 2, Tel: +49 201-19433, . Mon-Fri 9AM-5:30PM, Sat 10AM-1PM. Closed on Sundays and bank holiday.

Stay safe

Avoid the no-go areas in the Northern suburbs of Essen by night (unless you're well armed)

Cope

Religious services

Holy mass in Catholic churches at the centre:

Index of Catholic churches in the Diocesis of Essen:

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