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Essen overview

Visitors have positive things to say about the restaurants in Essen. You can learn about the local heritage of Essen at landmarks like Essen Cathedral and Old Synagogue. While here, check out other sights like Philharmonie Essen and Grillo-Theater.

Where to stay in Essen

Whether you plan to stay for a night or a week, Essen has the right hotel for you. There are 56 hotels in Essen and you can shop as many as 567 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%. Our room prices start at 16 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Essen as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 32 5-star hotels from 81 USD per night
  • • 194 4-star hotels from 53 USD per night
  • • 234 3-star hotels from 40 USD per night
  • • 23 2-star hotels from 32 USD per night

How to get to Essen

Fly into Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from central Essen. Dortmund (DTM) is the next closest major airport, 26.3 mi (42.3 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Essen Central Station (0.4 mi/0.6 km from the city center)
  • • Essen Sued S-Bahn (1.3 mi/2 km from the city center)
  • • Essen West S-Bahn (1.4 mi/2.3 km from the city center)
Metro stations include:
  • • Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn (0.2 mi/0.3 km from the city center)
  • • Berliner Platz U-Bahn (0.4 mi/0.6 km from the city center)
  • • Bismarckplatz U-Bahn (0.6 mi/1 km from the city center)

What to see around Essen

A top draw is the area's cultural scene including places like:
  • • Philharmonie Essen
  • • Grillo-Theater
  • • Colosseum Theater
  • • Aalto-Musiktheater
  • • Folkwang Museum
Distinguished for its landmarks such as:
  • • Essen Cathedral
  • • Old Synagogue
  • • Collegiate Church
  • • Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site
  • • St. Lucius Church
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Essen Cathedral
  • • Old Synagogue
  • • Philharmonie Essen
  • • Grillo-Theater
  • • Colosseum Theater

When to visit Essen

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here's a list of the seasonal weather norms to help with trip planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 50°F day, 32°F night
  • • April-June: 68°F day, 39°F night
  • • July-September: 71°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 60°F day, 33°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 7.28 inches
  • • April-June: 8.50 inches
  • • July-September: 10.12 inches
  • • October-December: 8.58 inches