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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 industrial archeology site

This place is huge - literally, both in times of the main building / museum and the actual grounds... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PurplishCat
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Ghent
Historical site

I've been walking around the site and looking at many things. It's all magnificent to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Apocalyptic6
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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 yesterday

This place is huge - literally, both in times of the main building / museum and the actual grounds. Plenty of parking available and easy enough to find. The only real downside perhaps is support for languages other than German. To be fair, there's a...More

Thank PurplishCat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been walking around the site and looking at many things. It's all magnificent to see, especially considering how deep the mines probably go, you'll feel small. As a lover of all things on rails, my day was also filled with moments of watching around...More

Thank Apocalyptic6
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I understand it is located in a non English speaking part of the world, but there should be more catering to non German speaking tourists that want to appreciate this magnificent story of us humans changing the world with big wheels and hammers of industry

Thank Mahdi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked geat tour of 2 hrs. The guide was very funny with his local dialect but amazingly knowledgeable... Lots of stairs to climb but no special fitness required. Just if you take elderly people not all tours might be suitable. Whatch the webpage...More

Thank Joerg K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great experience on a guided tour followed by a fantastic dinner. This place is a great example of how you regenerate an old steel works and make a good business out of it. Well done to the tour guides and the chefs alike. We'll be...More

Thank AdeGrays
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place is interesting. It has own story . There is nice view and inside is like museum... In the tower there is coffe

Thank Berg S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Always a great place to visit, full of angles and adventures, a good place if you are in an industrial mood, Rhurland Museum is fantastic. It is nice to wander around outside as well!

1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Huge complex with interesting view. Not much option for non German language as when we came English only available during weekend. Was good though, although inside factory guide took quite so long, nearly 2 hours.

Thank Tony_Karner
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A very nice place, a lot of things to learn...about living there, coal, cokery and more. Impressive!

Thank AndiEssen
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Beautiful characteristic Industrial memorial, walk around terrains for best experience. Red Dot Design Museum with design prize winning objects in huge 'rusty' factory hall restyled by Norman Foster is also a unique experience. Go there

Thank Rudy950
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