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Essen, the cultural heart of the Rhur region


Getting there You can get to Essen from Brussels, Munich and Cologne. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 04:06 NZ$61
From Frankfurt 01:52 NZ$58
From Berlin 03:42 NZ$37
From Brussels 02:39 NZ$33
From Munich 05:17 NZ$58
From Cologne 00:46 NZ$37
From Hamburg 02:42 NZ$58
From Dusseldorf 00:24 NZ$21
From Nuremberg 03:56 NZ$58
From Heidelberg 03:32 NZ$58
From Hanover 02:03 NZ$37
From Mannheim 02:18 NZ$58
From Bremen 02:09 NZ$37
From Aachen 01:37 NZ$37
From Gelsenkirchen 00:09 NZ$14
From Duisburg 00:10 NZ$14
From Munster Westf Hb 00:54 NZ$37
From Guetersloh 01:09 NZ$37
From Bochum 00:08 NZ$14

Getting around From Essen, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Gelsenkirchen 00:08 NZ$14
To Bochum 00:11 NZ$14
To Duisburg 00:14 NZ$14
To Dusseldorf 00:34 NZ$21
To Cologne 01:08 NZ$37
To Munster Westf Hb 01:55 NZ$37
To Guetersloh 01:56 NZ$37
To Aachen 02:30 NZ$37
To Hamburg 03:46 NZ$58
To Mannheim 04:23 NZ$58
To Frankfurt 04:26 NZ$58
To Brussels 04:39 NZ$33
To Heidelberg 04:53 NZ$58
To Hanover 04:58 NZ$37
To Bremen 05:33 NZ$58
To Berlin 05:43 NZ$58
To Nuremberg 08:18 NZ$58
To Paris 08:50 NZ$61
To Munich 09:02 NZ$58

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Essen, the cultural heart of the Rhur region

Essen is located in Rhur region, in western part of Germany. It is today a thriving city, where major companies are present. Essen is the center of the Discovery Area RUHR Art & Creativity. The city is a perfect destination for short holidays.

Don’t miss a visit to the following landmarks when you are in Essen: Zeche Zollverein, Folkwang museum, Villa Hugel, Aalto Opera-House, Essener Munster Cathedral, St Ludgerus Basilica, Kettwing historical district and the old town of Werden. The Zollverein is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the highlights of the Ruhr Area.

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