Gay Essen Guide 2020 – gay bars & clubs, gay saunas, hotels - Travel Gay

Essen – one of the greenest and most urbanised cities in Germany and home to many of the largest German corporations.

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Essen has two popular gay saunas, Pluto and Metropol Sauna.

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LGBT Rights in Germany

Homosexual activityLegal Since 1969
Same-sex marriageLegal Since 2017
LGBT discriminationIllegal Since 2006
Equal age of consentEqual Since 1988

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Welcome Hotel Essen
Next to the gay scene.

Welcome Hotel Essen

Next to the gay scene. Great value for money.

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Essen : 4-star

Essener Hof Essen
Close to shopping & nightlife.

TOP CCL Hotel Essener Hof

Close to shopping & nightlife. Great cocktail bar.

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Essen : 4-star

Central location.

Select Hotel Handelshof Essen

Central location. Modern rooms. Near the gay scene.

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Essen : 4-star

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Pluto Gay Sauna Essen Lockers

Pluto Sauna

Large gay sauna in Essen with modern facilities.


Essen's long-running gay bar with karaoke and party nights.

Holiday Inn Essen City Centre Essen
Spacious and luxurious.

Holiday Inn Essen City Centre

Spacious and luxurious. Close to shopping and gay nightlife.

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Essen : 4-star

Unperfekthotel Essen
Great location.


Great location. Value for money. Popular with gay guests.

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Essen : 4-star

Motel One Essen
Budget choice.

Motel One Essen

Budget choice. Great for sightseeing and gay nightlife.

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Essen : 2-star

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