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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 246810
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A museum with a difference

The museum is a disused but massive coal mine with a long history. Unfortunately it is no longer... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mrsmon2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
intersting place

you should see it. long distances to walk but it´s worth there were also shops with nice objects in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
4fromanotherstar
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Munich, Germany
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 201 246810
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is a disused but massive coal mine with a long history. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to be taken underground and the visit is confined to the many buildings and workshops. It is necessary to climb lots of steps but lifts are...More

Thank mrsmon2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you should see it. long distances to walk but it´s worth there were also shops with nice objects in industrial design

Thank 4fromanotherstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an industrial ruin, which had resuscitated, under a cover of culture and art, without any reference to it's former function. Not worthy of a visit

Thank Pawach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting site about the Ruhr's industrial past. Make sure to join one of there guided tours to get the best of it.

Thank byemyselftravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a guided tour through the Zollverein former coal mine and coke plant. I sort of expected some history of the place and maybe some background information about mining coal and such, and we certainly got that, but we also got so much more....More

Thank mkalfa
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This place is huge - literally, both in times of the main building / museum and the actual grounds. Plenty of parking available and easy enough to find. The only real downside perhaps is support for languages other than German. To be fair, there's a...More

Thank PurplishCat
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I've been walking around the site and looking at many things. It's all magnificent to see, especially considering how deep the mines probably go, you'll feel small. As a lover of all things on rails, my day was also filled with moments of watching around...More

Thank Apocalyptic6
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I understand it is located in a non English speaking part of the world, but there should be more catering to non German speaking tourists that want to appreciate this magnificent story of us humans changing the world with big wheels and hammers of industry

Thank Mahdi B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had booked geat tour of 2 hrs. The guide was very funny with his local dialect but amazingly knowledgeable... Lots of stairs to climb but no special fitness required. Just if you take elderly people not all tours might be suitable. Whatch the webpage...More

Thank Joerg K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great experience on a guided tour followed by a fantastic dinner. This place is a great example of how you regenerate an old steel works and make a good business out of it. Well done to the tour guides and the chefs alike. We'll be...More

Thank AdeGrays
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