In Central Ruhr is the city of culture and commerce, Essen. Although it's the ninth largest city in Germany, it still packs quite a punch for visitors and residents alike, if you want a never ending torrent of things to do, this is the ideal place for you. Even if you're only in the city for a couple of days, car hire in Essen is the best way to move around freely. The streets are lined with charming architecture, diverse museums, and many other cultural must sees - you'll never have a dull moment.