Hotels in Essen, Germany

Essen, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, is inside the Ruhr area. It is the city of the steel industry, headed by the Krupp family, native from the city. The city of Essen, just under 600 000 inhabitants, has managed to transform itself over time. From an industrial city, to a tourist and cultural center of national importance. The city dates from the ninth century, thanks to the industrial revolution it has become an important production center in the Ruhr region, linked by an indissoluble bond with the Krupp family and its plants of coal mining and steel production.

In recent decades the economic crisis has pushed the city into another direction, making it a tourist and cultural center to the point that in 2010, Essen has been named European Capital of Culture. Moreover, despite being at the center of one of the most industrialized areas of Europe, Essen is surrounded by green forest (Stadtwald is close to the city): near the town there are also the lakes Baldeneysee and Grugapark.

The focus of the attractions in Essen is the Zollverein industrial complex. This is a large mine complex converted for cultural and leisure aims, dating back to 1932: it is made in Bauaus style, and today it is an impressive example of industrial archaeology, where thanks to the guided tours you can see the extraction plants and old equipments.

Further info about Essen

In Essen there are several historic buildings, including the spectacular Villa Hugel, in art nouveau style of the nineteenth century, belonging to the Krupp family, now used for exhibitions and concerts; the Alte Synagoge, the largest in Northern Europe, the Colosseum Theater, World famous theater for musicals, and the Essen Philharmonic, a large concert hall.

Do not miss the museums: the Museum Folkwang with a large collection of paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, etc.; the red dot Design Museum with more than 1,000 international design items, the Museum of the Ruhr, since 1904, which describes 100 years of industrialization history of the region, the experiential Museum Phänomania (Phänomania Erfahrungsfeld) in the Zollverein mine, which gives both children and young people the opportunity to understand important physical and energy phenomena.

Essen is considered one of the major shopping cities in Germany. It boasts nearly a thousand of shops of all types and department stores, design boutiques and showrooms. The pedestrian Kettwiger Strasse in the heart of the city offers to citizens and tourists everything they could want for shopping.

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Essen - 133 Hotels

37 Apartments, 15 4 star hotels...

4 star hotelAtlantic Congress Hotel Essen

Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen

Norbertstr. 2a, Essen

This four star hotel is situated near the Exhibition Centre of Essen, five minutes by subway from Central Station. The hotel is just off the A52 motorway, providing easy access to the centre of Düsseldorf.

3 star hotelHotel Maximilians

Hotel Maximilians

Manfredstrasse 10, Essen

Hotel Maximilians is located in Essen, in the quiet Rüttenscheid district, close to the highway A52. A few minutes walk away you will find the Essen Trade Fair, in addition to the tram and underground stations...

3 star hotelHotel An der Gruga

Hotel An der Gruga

Eduard-Lucas-Strasse 17, Essen

The Hotel An der Gruga is located in Rüttenscheid, Essen, not far from the exhibition center Grughalle. It provides xcellent connections, thanks to its closeness to the train station, to the underground station...

3 star hotelStadt-gut-Hotel Rheinischer Hof

Stadt-gut-Hotel Rheinischer Hof

Hedwig Str. 11, Essen

In the quiet residential district of Rüttenscheid in Essen, you'll find Hotel Rheinischer Hof. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to the exhibition area, the main station and the airport of...

4 star hotelTOP CCL Hotel Essener Hof

TOP CCL Hotel Essener Hof

Am Handelshof 5, Essen

The TOP CCL is a short distance from the central station and the business district of Essen. The complex Grugapark and the exhibition area of the city are just a short distance away and can be reached by the...

3 star hotelart Hotel Körschen

art Hotel Körschen

Hindenburgstr. 6, Essen

Körschen Art Hotel is set in a strategic location in the centre of Essen, only minutes from the central station and the motorway A40. This 3 star hotel, good value for money, is the ideal location for a business...

4 star hotelMercure Hotel Plaza Essen

Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen

Bismarckstr. 48-50, Essen

The Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen is located near the main tourist attractions in Essen, the gardens and the Museum Folkwang Grugapark. Conveniently situated for easy access to the underground Philharmonie / Saalbau...

2 star hotelHotel Hoffmann

Hotel Hoffmann

Hedwigstr. 5, Essen

The Hotel Hoffmann is located in a central street, but also quiet, in the charming town of Essen. The city centre, a public swimming pool, various theaters and the amusement park are within short distance.

4 star hotelWelcome Hotel Essen

Welcome Hotel Essen

Schützenbahn 58, Essen

The Welcome Hotel Essen is set in a prime location in the heart of Essen, close to major tourist attractions and the business district. Nearby there are Porscheplatz and Viehofer Platz.

3 star hotelHotel Jung

Hotel Jung

Wehmenkamp 1, Essen

The Hotel Jung stands in the central area of Rüttenscheid, in Essen, near the exhibition center and the main tourist attractions. This pleasant district is well served by public transportation, which allow to...