Top rated Tourist attractions in Essen

Experience the best that Essen has to offer with our curated list of top-rated places. Sorted by average review scores from venues boasting over 30 reviews, these establishments promise exceptional quality and experiences to elevate your visit in the city. This list contains 48 places from Tourist attraction category.

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LaserZone LaserTag Essen West - Borbeck
Laser tag center
4.80 (7.3K reviews)
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Soul of Africa Museum
Museum
👍👍 I could spend all day here asking Henning Christoph question after question. So many interesting, thought provoking secrets from the Diaspora. Henning's knowledge is extensive and more than likely far beyond what any other Anthropologist and/or Researcher could ever have access to. A must visit Muse...
4.80 (86 reviews)
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Mixing plant
Event venue
👍👍 Impressive industrial culture of the Zollverein colliery, event location, art and culture, local recreation, with adjacent restaurant! One of the hotspots in Essen!! World cultural heritage, the most beautiful colliery in the world...big Berta, the city-state of the Zollverein, the first world exhib...
4.80 (58 reviews)
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UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
Historical place
Monumental buildings and a museum on the site of a coke and coal mine which began in 1849.
4.70 (21K reviews)
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Museum Folkwang
Modern art museum
Museum founded in 1922, with 2010 extension, housing major 19th and 20th-century art collection.
4.70 (3.9K reviews)
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Shaft XII
Tourist attraction
👍👍 It's a very good place to go if you are interested in history and how people were working in the past, i recommend it for you
4.70 (2.3K reviews)
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Kokerei
Historical landmark
This decommissioned 1961 coking plant now features a swimming pool, art installations & more.
4.70 (2K reviews)
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Basilika St. Ludgerus
Catholic church
👍👍 The Basilica of St. Ludgerus, also called Werden Cathedral, is breathtakingly beautiful. I could write a lot about it here now 🖋 but that would go beyond the scope. People just go there and take your children with you, it's worth it. The old town of Werden is also very beautiful. It's not far to wal...
4.70 (110 reviews)
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Kruppwald
National forest
👍👍 Ich liebe dieses Stückchen Erde,direkt vor der Haustür,im Hochsommer ein Genuss🥰
4.70 (53 reviews)
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Grugapark Essen
Park
Public park with a petting zoo & botanical gardens, barbecue areas, an aviary & sport facilities.
4.60 (17.1K reviews)
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Villa Hügel
Villa
The country mansion of 19th-century industrialist Alfred Krupp, with ornate interiors & parkland.
4.60 (3.9K reviews)
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Hügel Park
Park
👍 Very nice place
4.60 (2.6K reviews)
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Vogelschutzgebiet Heisinger Bogen
State park
👍👍 Small but really nice bird sanctuary at the Ruhr river.
4.60 (715 reviews)
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Mineralien-Museum
Museum
Museum featuring exhibits on geology & paleontology in a historical school building.
4.60 (276 reviews)
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Schurenbachhalde
Tourist attraction
👍👍 The stairs of Essen's Schurenbachhalde are a great training ground for sports enthusiasts. With its 264 steps (counting), you can really train your endurance and let your thighs burn. This area also offers great opportunities for mountain biking, see Komoot- Zeche Bonifacius - Zollverein Schacht 3/7...
4.60 (162 reviews)
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Stadt Essen. Schlosspark Essen Borbeck.
State park
👍👍 Beautiful Castle! The park is extensively big.. perfect for walks.
4.50 (1.8K reviews)
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Phänomania Erfahrungsfeld
Museum
Large family-friendly venue, with hands-on sensory activities relating to the natural sciences.
4.50 (1.7K reviews)
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Red Dot Design Museum
Museum
Museum in a building rebuilt by Norman Foster, with the best in global contemporary product design.
4.50 (1.7K reviews)
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Essen Minster
Cathedral
Church of a former 9th-century monastery popular for its old art, including a golden Madonna statue.
4.50 (875 reviews)
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Zeche Bonifacius
Historical place
👍👍 Old colliery with a new purpose. Great hotel/restaurant and wine shop right next door. Definitely worth a trip.
4.50 (514 reviews)
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