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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

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A very interesting experience. You can easily spend a whole day here to get a feel for what it was... read more

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Very organized museum. The visit is very interesting with interactive videos of coal mining... read more

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

A very interesting experience. You can easily spend a whole day here to get a feel for what it was like during the height of the mining time in the Ruhrgebiet. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very organized museum. The visit is very interesting with interactive videos of coal mining operation. The guide explains everything very carefully and the coffee is very yummy! Highly recommend the tour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carolina_avi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an amazing place concerning big area to visit. Be prepared, it's a wide walk. However, I felt a lack of directions. There is some maps, but I cannot see too much help. I recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JMPelacaniJr
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

it was a Exhibition about different times and more about coal. I was really interesting.i would go again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KLML1608
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

When I told my wife I had reserved 2 places for us on the English tour today at the coal mine my wife didn't exactly go yippee. But we had such a fascinating insight into the life of a coal miner and how coal was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SpringZephyr
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It does not matter whether you are for or against fossil, probably if you're against this will reinforce that view. That does not block the fact that this site, half a village in size is extremely impressive and worth visiting. Even on a gloomy day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wouter K
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Former coal mine is preserved as a UNESCO site and you can wander around, take a guided tour, or visit the museums. First, I spent about two hours doing the walk around the perimeter of the site. The buildings and mining equipment are huge. For...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed October 27, 2018

In this place you don't only learn about the story of the museum but others matters such as pre historic animals, WW II and the diferents machinery they used back in the day.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Joao G
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Coal mining is what drove the Ruhr's 'Golden Century' during the industrial revolution - here's a great big (huge !) museum to show you how and why. Explanations in German and English. The only oddity is that they don't show you what happened underground, focusing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank colin w
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Its a must for all visitors. This mine had shaped the history of Germany and may other coal mining nations. Make sure to visit the Coking plant first and get the timings for English tours which last for a hour mostly. In between you may...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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