Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Essen

Come and experience Essen and its theater 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-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Traveling to and around Essen

The nearest airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), located 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from the city center. 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 around Essen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 313 holiday lettings near Essen. From 284 Condos/Apartments to 18 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Essen is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Folkwang Museum: 518 holiday lettings
  • Essen Luciuskirche: 562 holiday lettings
  • Essen-Kray Süd Station: 411 holiday lettings
  • Essen-Borbeck S-Bahn: 431 holiday lettings
  • Essen Zollverein Nord S-Bahn: 363 holiday lettings

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 284 Condos/Apartments in Essen. Our other popular types of Essen holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 285 self catering accommodations

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.