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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 347 vacation rentals near Essen. From 310 Condos/Apartments to 19 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Essen for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Essen?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Essen:

  • Frohnhausen: 18 vacation rentals
  • Stadtbezirke III: 46 vacation rentals
  • Holsterhausen: 45 vacation rentals
  • Südviertel: 28 vacation rentals
  • Rüttenscheid: 26 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Essen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Essen. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seaside Beach Baldeney: 607 vacation rentals
  • St. Lucius Church: 615 vacation rentals
  • Kunsthaus Essen: 579 vacation rentals
  • Messe Essen: 586 vacation rentals
  • Essen-Werden S-Bahn: 625 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Essen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 310 Condos/Apartments in Essen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Essen include:

  • Houses: 19 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Studios: 313 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Essen?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Essen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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