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Essen Travel guide
Essen : Michelin's recommendations
You will certainly be surprised when you visit the capital of the Ruhr coal basin. We expect an urban landscape, marked by heavy industry, and discover a residential city, with green areas that are pleasant for walking. Converted to other industrial sectors in the post-war era, in particular the electronics industry, the city is worth a detour, particular for a visit to its cathedral built to the same design as the one in Aix-la-Chapelle.
Tourist attractions Essen : Things to see and do
Goethestr. 41 D - 45128 Essen
This museum of international renown brings together Germany and French works, paintings, sculptures, engravings and photographs from the 19 and 20C. Among others one can admire here the realists of the 19th century (Courbet, Feuerbach). A very comple..
Goesthestr. 41 D - 45128 Essen
In addition to its geological and archaeological collections, the Ruhr Museum is devoted to the social history of industrialisation. Authentic items and documentation teach visitors about the situation of the working families and the lifestyle of the..
Str. Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 181 D - Essen
The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, is undoubtedly the most renowned industrial complex in the Ruhr and an essential monument to the age of coal and steel. Stretching over 100ha, it is divided..
Viehofer Platz 5 D - 45127 Essen
Prix Prices from : 55 €
This hotel offers free private parking, free Wi-Fi, free use of local transport and 1 free set of minibar drinks. It is a 10-minute walk from Limbecker Platz and Essen's main train station. The large rooms of the City Hotel Essen have big windows wi..
Am Handelshof 5 D - 45127 Essen
Prix Prices from : 62 €
Ideally situated beside the pedestrian zone and main railway station in Essen, this traditional 4-star hotel is a direct underground ride from the exhibition grounds and the Grugapark complex. All rooms at the TOP City & Country Line Hotel Essener H..
Viehofer Straße 22-23 D - 45127 Essen
Prix Prices from : 38 €
Centrally located in Essen’s pedestrian area, this hotel offers spa facilities, nearby parking and free WiFi. It is 400 metres from Essen Town Hall and the Rathaus Essen tram stop. All rooms at the Ambassador Hotel are modern and feature satellite T..
August-Thyssen-Str. 51 D - 45219 Kettwig
Hugenpöttchen might have changed places with Nero - it is now located inside this elegant castle - but it has kept its flavoursome regional cuisine, offering dishes such as zander with potato and sauerkraut mash. The terrace now offers a view of the ..
Rüttenscheiderstr. 2 D - 45128 Rüttenscheid
This modern restaurant serves an international menu with steaks and seafood. These are accompanied by a good wine selection with several rarities.
Rellinghauser Str. 4 D - 45128 Essen
Surrounded by a pleasant decor, select from a classic Italian menu at Rino Fratessi's. There is also an excellent wine selection and range of grappas.
Am Handelshof 5 D - 45127 Essen
Auf der Forst 1 D - 45219 Kettwig
After many years at the very top of fine dining in Essen (with two stars since 1990!), Berthold Bühler and his team never tire of demonstrating their very considerable talents afresh. The food produced in the kitchens here is an elegant and technical..
Huyssenallee 55 D - 45128 Essen
Emmastr. 25 D - 45130 Rüttenscheid
Famous in Germany for his various television programmes, Nelson Müller is the chef behind this intimate corner restaurant. The meticulous, harmonious and contemporary cuisine bears witness to his growing culinary skill and expertise.