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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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Interesting ma non troppo

A nice way to show inhabitants and visitors the looks and feels of the brown area of Germany, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eleni K
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Something different!

Not a typical museum. Be prepared for a lot of walking if you wanna see it all. Lots of things to... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 201 246810
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice way to show inhabitants and visitors the looks and feels of the brown area of Germany, the Ruhrgebiet. It lacks though life, and points of interest. This explains the spare only visitors one comes across in the area.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Not a typical museum. Be prepared for a lot of walking if you wanna see it all. Lots of things to see, read and learn.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

An interesting site. Can't t see the important inner parts, other than the outer architecture, without a tour. A duration of about 2 hrs. 9.5euros. Access to inside the buildings is only assured with a guide. Expressive, impressive, not to be missed while in the...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

One of the best areas of Essen for tourism, where you can find the Red Dot Design Museum and the old massive mining structures, with a magnificent museum inside.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 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!

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

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

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

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
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Reviewed December 22, 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.

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Reviewed December 20, 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

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Reviewed December 19, 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

1  Thank kartoeffelchen
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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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