Essing is located on the eastern end of the Altmühltal Nature Park a few kilometres before the river joins the Donau/Danube at Kelheim.

Nearby is Prunn Castle perched high on the side of the valley, the spectacular wooden bridge winding its way across the valley is worth stopping off for too.  However, the main attraction is the Brauereigasthof Schneider, not to be confused with the much more famous brewery of the same name in Kelheim.

Brauhaus Josef Schneider