Discover a selection of 403 holiday rentals in Essen that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 21 per night, and flats & apartments and houses are popular options for a stay in Essen. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Head to the theatrical city of Essen

Come and experience Essen and its theatre 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-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Essen

The nearest airport is in Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), located 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from the city centre. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Essen?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 403 vacation rentals near Essen. From 358 flats & apartments to 29 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 Vrbo.