Travelers are voting Wuppertal Schwebebahn as the best dam near Essen. There is 1 dam near Aachen a city just 125 km from Essen. The most popular of these is Rur Dam near Aachen. You can find 2 dams in North Rhine-Westphalia and 4 dams in the country of Germany. Our members favorite in North Rhine-Westphalia is Rur Dam and Upper Harz Water Regale is the top pick in Germany. Want more? Check out our map of dams near Essen.