Essen City Guide & Top Attractions


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The Basics Of Essen

Essen

There are plenty of good reasons to visit Essen, there is so much to see and do no matter who you are travelling with. We don't aim to sway your mind on what to do while in Essen but perhaps offer advice on what's there. Like in other cities, there are attractions of good and poor quality to visit and if this is your initial time of visiting Essen or if you have been there before, it's important you make the most of your time there. It is good to have an idea of what type of trip you want to make, and Essen has a wide array of exciting places to visit that with stick with you for a long time.

Essen Things To See And Do

When you are visiting Essen a number of great attractions exist that you should be aware of to possibly plan into your trip. The popular Germany locality of Germany has sights and sounds you may know and others that are less well known to outsiders of Essen we have assembled a List of Ten to help you on your way:

1. Altstadt von Fuessen
2. European Castles Day Tours
3. Barockbasilika St. Mang
4. Lechfall
5. Museum der Stadt Fussen
6. Kalvarienberg

These are a simple starting point if you have a good local book or guide you can expand on these and depending how much time you have in Essen. You are sure to find other interesting points of interest and attractions about the Essen vicinity of Germany.

Getting Mobile In Essen

Essen is a pretty simple place to get around, once you have your bearings and understand the layout with the help of some local landmarks you should be able to navigate around with ease. You can cover a lot of the city as a pedestrian but be sure to stick to popular and familiar areas after dark. If you want to travel greater distances across Essen there are some other alternatives to get around. Essen has a light rail system called Essen Stadtbahn. It has 3 lines and 45 stations and is 19 km in length. There are safe and reliable buses where passes can be bought to include multiple trips. There is also the option to use Essen Taxis, but be aware of heavy traffic at busy times. What ever method you use to explore Essen ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Places To Stay In Essen

If you are staying in Essen more than one night you will need to find a suitable place to stay. Essen offers a broad range of facilities to sleep these consist of hotels at the high end of the star range to more modest hotels, B&Bs and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure that the hotel you pick has the business facilites that suit your needs, check the area location is good as traffic in Essen may result in problems at certain times. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top chain and independent hotels. Essen also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you don't have a large budget there is a number of guest houses and hotels in the area which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Essen ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.

Recommended Hotels In Essen

1. ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen
2. Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen
3. Motel One Essen
4. Moevenpick Hotel Essen
5. Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre

Places To Eat In Essen

There are endless places to eat in Essen, where you eat really depends on your taste and budget. There are quite a lot of good cheap places that offer German meals and don't break the bank. If the restaurant type you are looking for is of the high end there are a number of these, but be sure to have a prior reservation and ensure that your follow the dress code if there is one. If you just wish to eat without glamour the well known chain brands such as Burger King, McDonalds etc, but if you are seeking something real why not ask a local and see where they recommend. A fundamental part of enjoying a city is to try it's local food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Essen. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. You should try and seek your local vouchers and remember to try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat In Essen

1. Cowboystyle Steakhouse
2. Tofino
3. Der Bonner Hof
4. Mongo’s Restaurant
5. Hans im Gluck

Essen Key Facts

When getting to grips with a city such as Essen it is often a good idea to have some inside knowledge. There are some here that could help you.

Continent: Europe
Country: Germany
Region: North Rhine-Westphalia
International Dialing Code: 49
Essen Coordinates: 51°27'3?N 7°0'47?E
Altitude: 150 m (491 ft)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language: German
Essen Time Zone: CET (UTC+1h)
City Population: 573,784
Metro Population: 5.302.179
Temperature High In 22.2°C (72 °F)
Temperature Low In 0.2°C / 32.4°F

Keeping Safe In Essen

Like other cities Essen possess it's own good and bad points. it is clever to have you wits about you and you will be OK and have a fantastic trip to this wonderful German place. Take a good map and guide and be aware of where you are going, don't make it obvious you are a tourist by carrying an expensive camera around your neck and don't carry huge amounts of cash on your person. Try and remain to familiar areas after dark and if you do get lost, ask an official or hail a taxi. Just because you might be on holiday, don't switch off. Bear this is mind and you will have a great time in Essen. On the whole Germany is a safe location with helpful and warm citizens. Conducting some basic research is very valuable and if you have a picture in your mind of the city you can understand it better.

 

22 April 2016

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