Hire a camper in Essen
roadsurfer – your camper rental in Essen
Are you excited about setting off on your road trip from Essen and the adventure that awaits you in your roadsurfer? First of all you should take your time to explore the city in the heart of the Ruhr region. From culture to history through to relaxation in the countryside, Essen has much more to offer than you may first think. From here, you can reach the many nearby cities in no time at all and can experience the Ruhr region everywhere, so: Hire a camper in Essen and get your very own road trip underway!
Essen: Hire a camper in the heart of the Ruhr region
Fancy an excursion to other cities in the Ruhr region? With your camper, you can be in Duisburg, Dortmund or Wuppertal within an hour. Visit football club stadiums in Western Germany and spend your time at amusement parks, spas or zoos. Families with children can dive into the world of SeaLife Oberhausen and go on safari in the zoos at Duisburg or Dortmund. In Oberhausen, it’s also worth visiting the 117 metre high Gasometer ,a former gas storage facility. Experts have since named it the “Cathedral of Industry”. For film enthusiasts, we recommend paying a visit to Moviepark Germany. Even on the most wonderful holidays, the weather can take a turn for the worse, but in leisure pools and thermal baths you can’t put a dampener on things. During the summer holidays you will find a cool swimming pool at the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. In Bochum you should take a look at the Jahrhunderthalle, as it is the architectural landmark of the city and is home to a great deal of cultural entertainment. roadsurfer tip: Climb and dive in a disused ironworks against a breathtaking backdrop at Landschaftspark Duisburg (country park)
Hire a camper and discover Essen
- UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex and Ruhr Museum
- Historical quarter of Kettwig
- Essen Minster
- Old Synagogue
- Aalto Theatre
- Colosseum Theatre
- Zeche Carl (Carl mine)
- Zeche Bonifacius (Bonifacius mine)
- Villa Hügel
- Baldeneysee (Lake Baldeney)
- Limbecker Platz
Hire a camper and discover the highlights of Essen
The first stop is the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in which you gain an insight into how a coal miner worked. Directly next to this is the Ruhr Museum. This is home to splendid exhibitions on geology, archaeology as well as the natural and cultural history of the Ruhr region. The renowned Villa Hügel, which is owned by the Krupp family, is a real iconic landmark of Essen. The Margaretenhöhe is financed by the Krupp foundation. The garden city with its beautifully decorated terraced houses is particularly charming. roadsurfer tip: For design enthusiasts, the Red Dot Design Museum is an absolute must. Every Friday, there is a Pay-What-You-Want-Day. This means that you can decide how much you pay to enter.
Hire a camper and hit the shops in Essen
All shopaholics will definitively get their money’s worth in Essen. More than 1,000 galleries, shopping arcades and boutiques can be found in Essen’s inner city alone. Everything you need, at least in terms of food and sportswear can be picked up at Limbecker Platz, THE shopping centre in Essen. It’s not called the shopping city for nothing. There’s also plenty of other places to spend your money in the various districts of the city. At the weekend markets, you can purchase a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms. A particular highlight is the evening market on Weberplatz on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Culinary delights in Essen
Cooking in your roadsurfer is great fun and will no doubt be tasty, but there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to try out one of the many delightful restaurants which the city has to offer while you’re on holiday. You’ll find all sorts to tantalise your taste buds in Essen, from burgers and steaks to vegetarian and vegan dishes. The gastronomy is as culturally diverse as its inhabitants. roadsurfer tip: For the full mining experience, you can order a burger with coal-black rolls in the “KohleCraftWerk” eatery.
Trips with children in Essen
To stop the little roadsurfers getting bored, we’ve picked out the best attractions for you:
- Phänomania Essen – this exhibition is very hands-on and encourages little ones to experiment
- Nature discovery trail in Essen forest park
- Model planes from MFSC Dädalus e.V. – the bigger roadsurfers will surely find these exciting too.
- Domschatzkammer Essen (Cathedral treasury) for all the treasure hunters
Hire a camper in Essen and go from the metropolis into the countryside
Have you had enough of city life? Well you don’t need to venture far. At Lake Baldeney to the south of Essen, you can relax on a lake cruise with the White Fleet or indulge in some water sports. Grugapark is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet after an exhausting shopping trip. It is also worth visiting the Ronald McDonald House there. It was designed by the artist Hundertwasser, as you can guess from the sloping, colourful walls and the onion domes. You’ll get that small town feeling in Essen-Werden, where you can wander along the Ruhr through the historic old town.
Hire a camper in Essen and head west
Now that you have seen the Ruhr region, let’s send you to our neighbours in the Netherlands. From Essen you can be in Amsterdam within two and a half hours. You will feel at home there any time of year. The canals throughout the city make it a really incomparable place. From Amsterdam you can be at the coast in a jiffy. Then follow the coast southwards to The Hague and Rotterdam. For the art enthusiasts among you, The Hague exhibits famous works of art by various artists in the Mauritshuis. Or stop by at Madurodam. There you’ll see Holland on a miniature scale. In Rotterdam, it is worth visiting the unique cube houses designed by Dutch architects.
Brussels isn’t far away either
Belgium shouldn’t be missed. Kick off your road trip from Essen and reach Europe’s capital, Brussels, within three hours. In addition to a visit to the Atomium (a landmark building), a stay in Brussels simply has to include Belgian waffles, beer and chocolate. The Mini-Europe exhibition is definitely worth a visit too. The iconic landmark in Brussels is Manneken Pis. So: Hiring a camper in Essen and then exploring the world is definitely a good idea – have lots of fun on your road trip!