Destination guide

Head to the theatrical city of Essen

Come and experience Essen and its theatre scene, art galleries and opera. This city's shopping, live music and museums draw many visitors. CentrO and Museum Kunstpalast are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Essen

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Essen has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Alpincenter Bottrop (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Indoor Skydiving Bottrop (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • Golf Club Schloss Horst (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • AQUApark Oberhausen (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Sea Life Oberhausen (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Kaisergarten Park and Zoo (7 mi / 11.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Essen

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Essen is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stadtgarten (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Grugapark Botanical Garden (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Seaside Beach Baldeney (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Baldeneysee (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Tetrahedon Bottrop (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Landscape Park (10 mi / 16.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Essen

The nearest airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), located 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Dortmund (DTM), which is 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Essen Central Station, Essen-Kray Süd Station and Essen-Borbeck S-Bahn are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Essen by catching a ride on the metro at Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn, Berliner Platz U-Bahn or Bismarckplatz U-Bahn.

Where to stay near Essen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 326 holiday rentals near Essen. From 290 Condos/Apartments to 19 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Essen for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Essen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Essen:

  • Stadtbezirke IX: 25 holiday homes
  • Stadtbezirke III: 41 holiday homes
  • Stadtbezirke I: 41 holiday homes
  • Stadtbezirke II: 27 holiday homes
  • Bredeney: 15 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Essen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Essen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Essen-Gerschede S-Bahn: 416 holiday rentals
  • Messe Essen: 556 holiday rentals
  • University of Duisburg-Essen: 447 holiday rentals
  • Essen-Kupferdreh S-Bahn: 586 holiday rentals
  • Karlsplatz U-Bahn: 396 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Essen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Essen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 290 Condos/Apartments in Essen. Our other popular types of Essen holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 19 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Studios: 293 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Essen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Essen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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