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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
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..
Thea-Leymann-Str. 11 D - 45127 Essen
This hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Limbecker Platz Shopping Centre and 2 underground stops from Essen Central Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms and a 24-hour reception. Each of the brightly decorated rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Essen..
Hachestr. 30 D - 45127 Essen
Prix Prices from : 30 €
Just 300 metres from Essen Central Station, this family-run hotel offers traditional-style rooms with satellite TV, daily buffet breakfasts, and a 24-hour reception. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby. Colourful rooms with light wooden furniture and private..
Am Handelshof 5 D - 45127 Essen
Auf der Forst 1 D - 45219 Kettwig
After years at the top in Essen's best gourmet restaurant - which has had two Michelin stars since 1990 - Berthold Bühler and his team are still tirelessly demonstrating their ability to innovate. Working alongside the owner, Erick Arnecke and Eric W..
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.
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.
Huyssenallee 55 D - 45128 Essen
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 ..