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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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Very interesting! We were there with family and dog Maxi. Everyone had a lot of fun. Great for a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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Fascinating tour

Highly recommend the tour. You need at least 2 hours here to see everything - probably four is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 246810
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting! We were there with family and dog Maxi. Everyone had a lot of fun. Great for a long walk with interesting scenery! Next time we will go into the museum- without the dog!

Thank G S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommend the tour. You need at least 2 hours here to see everything - probably four is better. Good car parking and there is a cafe. Not really suitable for those with disabilities as you can only visit the main floor. A tour involves...More

Thank aberdeenjohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had hoped to participate in an English-language tour, but our schedule did not allow it. But it didn't really matter since there is plenty to see here even if you can't read all of the exhibits. Gives a great insight into the industrial heritage of...More

Thank PaulK1960
Reviewed 22 December 2017

One of the most interesting places in Ruhrarea ! Used to be a coalmine but to day it is a wonderful Museum ,interesting architecture and the most beautiful restaurant.

Thank ellenbK1498CL
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Zollverein is a great place to get close to the industrial history of the Ruhr area. There are interesting museums and recommended tours that focus on different aspects of the work done here. The view from the top of Kohlenwäsche brings more interesting insights. Also...More

Thank Mick1803
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The 'Über Kohle und Kumpel' (about coal and miners) guided tour is excellent. I had to go on a guided tour in German but on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays they have guided tours in English. During the tour, the guide explained all the processes involved...More

Thank kartoeffelchen
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect from a visit to Zollverein Coal Mine. Arriving at the site was the first surprise; it is physically an amazingly big site. There are original industrial machinery still in place. These are huge engines and helps to understand how...More

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 13 December 2017

There are not so many attractions in Essen. This one is the best. Check out how the people of this area have worked and lived in the 50s 60s and 70s. Hard stuff. You can find a nice restaurant here. A little pricey but worth...More

Thank Thorte09
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Great industrial event location to host customer events. Offers great experience, customer tour, good toilet facilities and friendly staff. The plenary room is a bit noisy and this offers room to improve.

Thank mslotman
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Must-see and must-do item. A real eye-opener. We went back 2nd day as we did not finish it all between 11:00 - 17:00

Thank Chris G
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Apocalyptic6 | Reviewed this property |
The entire complex/area on its own is free to walk around. The Ruhr museum has its own entrance prices that can be fouind easily if you google them, and of course the food and drinks at the restaurants are not for free as... More
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