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If you're spending time in Stadtbezirke I, check out sights like Old Synagogue or Essen Cathedral and hop on the metro to see more the city at Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn or Berliner Platz U-Bahn.
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The bars and museums are just a few things visitors like about Ruettenscheid. Grugahalle and Grugapark Botanical Garden are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Martinstrasse U-Bahn or Messe Ost-Gruga-Halle U-Bahn to get around the larger area.
Churches, half-timbered buildings and a former monastery that contains a university adorn this tranquil suburb, whose park stretches across the river.
If you're spending time in Stadtbezirke II, check out sights like Kunsthaus Essen or Grugahalle and hop on the metro to see more the city at Essen Stadtwald S-Bahn or Martinstrasse U-Bahn.
If you're spending some time in Stadtbezirke VI, Red Dot Design Museum and Ruhr Museum are top sights worth seeing.
Visitors give high marks for the shopping in Essen, which is also known for its theaters and live music. This culturally-rich city also attracts tourists with its sporting events. Top sights in the city include CentrO, Veltins-Arena, and Starlight Express Theater.
Known for its theaters, opera, and live music, the city's cultural venues include Starlight Express Theater, Colosseum Theater, and Folkwang Museum. Attractions like Movie Park Germany, Alpincenter Bottrop, and Sea Life Oberhausen are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site, Broich Castle, and Beck Castle.
In Essen, you'll be able to select from 326 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Essen include CentrO, Veltins-Arena, and Konig Pilsener Arena. Popular places to visit outside the city include Messe Duesseldorf, located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the heart of the city, and Museum Kunstpalast, which is 18.5 mi/29.8 km away.
With so many ways to get around, exploring all of Essen is simple. Nearby metro stations include Hirschlandplatz U-Bahn, Berliner Platz U-Bahn, and Bismarckplatz U-Bahn. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Essen Central Station, Essen-Kray Süd Station, or Essen-Borbeck S-Bahn.