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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

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UNESCO Heritage

Its a must for all visitors. This mine had shaped the history of Germany and may other coal mining... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Surprisingly very interesting & still so much unexplored, worth a visit.

To be honest we only managed to scratch the surface of what's on offer at the Zollverein Coal Mine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 246810
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest we only managed to scratch the surface of what's on offer at the Zollverein Coal Mine Complex. We only had a couple of hours to spare so looked round the Visitor Centre and then ventured down into the Ruhr Museum. This is...More

Thank Biliousgreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating insight into life working in a coal mine and the conditions the workers endured, particularly in the early days. Good to get a guide to show you the highlights and explain things to you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a beautiful Unesco building. The expo inside the building gives a good view of the life and history back in the days. You could buy drinks and food in a small kiosk. You don’t have a lot of choice but it’s ok....More

Thank EsthervWezel
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

A must if you visit Essen! Be sure to walk up to the viewing roof. UNESCO heritage and well worth the visit. Wish I had more time to try the restaurant. Not sure if the name, nice ambiance when I popped in to check it...More

Thank Meander158748
Reviewed August 28, 2018

A pretty good place to wander around on a nice day and have a walk among some impressive industrial culture. Good place to learn more about it. In summer you can also go swimming around here. There's also no lack of events, so a lot...More

Thank Be K
Reviewed August 28, 2018

It is a UNESCO world heritage site. Modern industrial design that changed the world. The timeline was nicely presented so was the transformation of the entire ruhr region. Really impressive industrial and cultural history.

Thank Pavan1220
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A fantastic place to experience the feel of the industrial heartland of Germany. Free parking, free to walk around the place externally. Great museum built into the place with an average priced entrance fee, but also includes great views of the area and a short...More

Thank Ignoreants
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A great place to wonder (or bike) around and being impressed by the old industrial mining plant. Not just zolle verein, but the whole region is filled with strange and great plants and old rusty factories. All is easily accessible.

Thank Martin-van-Reeuwijk
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Zollverein is really a nice place and full of education and history. Especially Panaroma was excellent.

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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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