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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 : 60 €
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..
Hollestrasse 50 D - 45127 ESSEN
Prix Prices from : 52 €
The newly renovated ibis Essen is located in the city center, near the main train station. All 144 modern rooms benefit from Wi-Fi Internet access. You can also access the Internet in the public areas. The iPoint in our stylish lobby provides free in..
Schützenbahn 58 D - 45127 Essen
Prix Prices from : 54 €
This 4-star hotel is next to Viehofer Platz Tram Stop in the centre of Essen, 300 metres from Porscheplatz square. It offers modern rooms and a stylish restaurant and bar. The soundproofed rooms and suites of the Welcome Hotel Essen all feature sate..
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.
Auf der Forst 1 D - 45219 Essen-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
August-Thyssen-Str. 51 D - 45219 Essen-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 Essen-Rüttenscheid
This modern restaurant serves an international menu with steaks and seafood. These are accompanied by a good wine selection with several rarities.
Am Handelshof 5 D - 45127 ESSEN
Emmastr. 25 D - 45130 Essen-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.