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Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

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i really enjoy that and learn a lot .its nice also for kids, it has special off for students ,i... read more

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If you don’t know anything about the miners and their work- after your visit you will see a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The extraction, processing and utilization of mineral geo-resources, subsumed here under the term ‘mining’, is a subject with great significance for the development of human civilization. The global importance of mining is increasing today, and will...more
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Am Bergbaumuseum 28, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i really enjoy that and learn a lot .its nice also for kids, it has special off for students ,i would like visit that place i i were again in there .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sepehrghs2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t know anything about the miners and their work- after your visit you will see a lot clearer! A visit here is exciting and very educational. Everything is shown very clearly!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didnt quite figure out if the safts you can visit were once part of a real mine or a simulation. But the museum course gives you quite an impression of how things were done. It focuses in the decades after the Wirtschaftswunder so mainly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mantis a
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is a very cool museum with tours that take you down into a coal mine and shows you how coal was dug. The displays were very well done. I had a great time and learned a lot about coal !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Soccermike1015
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Very interesting museum about historic mining life in the "Ruhrgebiet" : last coal-mine in Germany will be closed at the end of this year. Explanations are in Englisch and German;I recommend going on a guided tour where you get much more first-hand information by a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

The explanations are in German and English but it would be worth to go on a guided tour to see the big machines in action. We just went by ourselves and thought that it was an interesting walk through the history of mining and could...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dasreiseteam
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is an unusual museum with tours that take you down into a coal mine and shows you how coal was dug. It was very interesting. The displays were very well done. The museum is currently being renovated so not all of it is open.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gb0921
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A very interesting adventure into the mining life of the "Ruhrgebiet". Maybe enhanced by me marrying into a Bochumer miner family many years ago but still an adventure for all ages . Well worth a visit..Glueck A.uf.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tony G
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Hard to believe this coal mine was once in the middle of the center of the old town. Although the descriptions were in German, you could get an idea of what the various types of equipment were and how they evolved over the years. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We only had time to take the tour, but really enjoyed it. The tour was in German but was able to follow most of what was said. Sometimes the guide repeated few interesting facts in English, as I was the only non-native German on the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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