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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 "Must" when you visit Essen

One of the most interesting places in Ruhrarea ! Used to be a coalmine but to day it is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Essen, Germany
Stunning monument of industrial culture

Zollverein is a great place to get close to the industrial history of the Ruhr area. There are... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Koeniz, Switzerland
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 246810
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I found it very interesting to learn about this place and very much enjoyed my visit. I thought that it was great to learn about the history of the building and see how it looked inside. In opinion this was a pleasant visit and would...More

Thank Avart C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The museum is very interesting and has much to offer for those interested in history (from the beginning of time to the modern era). In addition, you can climb up the stairs to the roof. To start with, there is a nice, orange moving stairway...More

1  Thank VincenzoH1962
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Informative, step back in time, history and unique. It's not a place I would normally visit but I found it interesting and a unique experience to see how a coal mine operated. It was world listed as a UNESCO site in 2001 and only ceased...More

2  Thank Janine V
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Kris S | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the site the entrance of the museum was for free during an open door even. Nevertheless the access rates for the museum should cost a couple of EUR. The industrial site is freely accessible where you can walk... More
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