Best places in Essen

Discover the best places in Essen, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 999 places in the city.

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Deine Erlebnismacher | Eventagentur Essen image
Deine Erlebnismacher | Eventagentur Essen
Event management company
👍👍 Liebes Team der Erlebnismacher! Dankeschön für eine tolle Ferienwoche, die meine Tochter mit euch erleben durfte. Sie hat sich sehr wohl gefühlt. Euer Programm, euer kindergerechtes Essen sowie eure liebevolle Ansprache haben ein sofortiges Willkommen-Gefühl ermöglicht. Aber auch eure zeitnahe Komm...
5.00 (446 reviews)
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LaserZone LaserTag Essen West - Borbeck
Laser tag center
4.80 (7.3K reviews)
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LaserZone LaserTag Essen Ost - Kray
Laser tag center
🫤 Honestly the place is good and the equipment is also good. But the organization is very, very bad and the management only cares about money. The story is that we came with a group of 20 people. We expected to play alone. But the administration added 4 more groups, and at the same time, every two g...
4.80 (3K 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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Panoptikum Gaststätte
👍👍 Plan 1 night to enjoy yourselves single or with friends. Happiness guaranteed
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4.80 (799 reviews)
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Daktari Cocktailbar
Cocktail bar
👍👍 On Wednesday (06/11/19), We got into this amazing cocktailbar for the first time and we didn't even plan to come here. We actually wanted to go to Suvai Restaurant/bar but it was closed on Wednesday. We walked a bit further and found this gem in Essen and we are glad we did. This place opens at 8...
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4.80 (780 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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Movie theater
Recent film releases screened in a 1,250-seat theater with a glamorous, midcentury feel.
4.70 (3.7K reviews)
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Peace Food
Vegan restaurant
👍👍 It's a little far from the centre but it's worth paying a visit. The food is all vegan and super delicious! One of the best places for plant-based food in the Ruhr area. We ordered mango lassis, saté skewers and mains with face duck. Everything was fantastic and the service was very friendly. Highly...
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4.80 (639 reviews)
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Jays Essen
Korean restaurant
Trendy, casual spot for bibimbap rice bowls, dumplings & kimchi stew, plus vegetarian options.
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4.80 (637 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 (2.2K reviews)
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Philharmonic Essen
Concert hall
Contemporary theater for classical music with wraparound seating, a glass elevator & a restaurant.
4.70 (2.1K reviews)
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Historical landmark
This decommissioned 1961 coking plant now features a swimming pool, art installations & more.
4.70 (2K reviews)
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Hamburger restaurant
👍 Simply the best Halal burgers I have had in Germany. Just wish they had a few more options available in chicken. Actually the burger of the month for Dec'22 was quite yum, I hope they read this review and add it to their staple menu. Seating is little tight n difficult to get a place sometimes.
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4.70 (1.4K reviews)
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Reservoir along the Ruhr river featuring sailing, swimming & other water sports, plus boat tours.
4.70 (1.2K reviews)
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sattgrün theaterpassage
Vegan restaurant
👍👍 Sehr leckeres veganes Restaurant in der Innenstadt von Essen. Nettes Ambiente und freundliche Mitarbeiter sorgen für ein entspanntes Erlebnis. An einem Buffet nimmt man sich einen Teller (oder eine Schüssel) und bedient sich dann selbstständig. Die Auswahl fand ich ausreichend groß und sehr ansprech...
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4.70 (1.2K reviews)
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Dunkelrestaurant Finster
👍👍 It was amazing! A whole new experience that you really have to experience to be able to describe it. We were greeted warmly and then led through the darkness to our table. It was exciting, the menus were delicious and above all it was super fun thanks to Pedro, the best (and above all blind) waiter...
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4.70 (1.2K reviews)
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👍👍 Ein großartiges Frühstückserlebnis! Wir sind wirklich glücklich mit unserer spontanen Entscheidung, hier zum Frühstück einzukehren! Die Bedienung war sehr freundlich und liebevoll, fast schon familiär! Das Café ist liebevoll und mit vielen Details eingerichtet. Das Frühstück war absolut ausreichend....
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4.80 (471 reviews)
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Mezzo Mezzo am Zollverein
Mediterranean restaurant
😠 They are racist. One of the waiter there threw the doggy bag on our table, and said it's a joke. We didn't feel it's right so we argued and what he said was just "excuse me", instead of polite apologize. I will rate this as Zero stars.
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4.70 (1K reviews)
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Pottsalat - Salate & Bowls
Salad shop
🫤 Ah, welcome to the restaurant where flexibility goes to die, and mediocrity reigns supreme. First off, let's talk about their modern take on 'dining in'—you can't. That's right, it's takeaway only, so if you were looking to impress your date with a sit-down experience, best keep moving. Now, the st...
4.70 (946 reviews)
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