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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

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Address: Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Interesting place with something for everybody

We visited the "Zeche" in December 2016, mainly for my partner to try out the long ice skating rink specially prepared for the winter. While she was out skating (at a very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the "Zeche" in December 2016, mainly for my partner to try out the long ice skating rink specially prepared for the winter. While she was out skating (at a very reasonable seven Euros with no time limits) I had a good walk around the industrial complex, which provided a wonderful picture of another age - though one that... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place resembles a once fully operational German coal mine of which there have been plenty in the so called "Ruhrgebiet". Together with its' support building, it gives a very good impression, how coal mining once worked. The place is UNESCO heritage and this is fully justified. Also, many cultural exhibitions and events take place here the whole year.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really well laid out, fascinating view of Ruhr industry. Great exhibits, excellent helpful staff and good value for money. It takes at least a full day to gain an appreciation of this museum and I'd thoroughly recommend it

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some locations know to force one's respect just by what and how they are. It's the case here, without any doubt. Easy to reach by car or public transportation, the Zollverein is an impressive site that really makes you want to think about the hard working that was done there. And the architecture is just massive and astonishing ! I'd... More 

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Herndon, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks for saving and adapting this complex for visitors!!! It was amazing to walk around the giant structures and try to image what it was like to work in such a place. The Ruhr museum located in the complex is outstanding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best museum I ever visited. After hundred years those steels can still hold and stand. Remember Essen was one of the biggest mining industry in Germany and in Europe I guess, but after World War Two everything was destroyed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have held a couple of events here, up in the old coal hoppers. It is packed with atmosphere, and feels ultra modern in spite of this being such an old historic site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception here and had a great night. I live in Essen and loved the place before, but now it's my favourite place. Great surroundings, great architecture, nature, it's overall breathtaking. Go there, it's always worth the visit. The museum Ruhr is great as well, there are nice restaurants and you won't be disappointed. Wir haben hier... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great place for a few hours visit. The tram drops you right outside and as it was sunny, we took the perimeter walk round the entire site. Amazing in the sheer enormous scale of the coal washer and, later on, the coke-making plant. The Ruhr museum was interesting but frustrating in its layout. and if you want to find out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting, huge site and great history. This must have been an incredible place to see when fully working.

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