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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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Great industrial event location to host customer events. Offers great experience, customer tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mslotman
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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Really a very nice experience

Must-see and must-do item. A real eye-opener. We went back 2nd day as we did not finish it all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris G
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Eindhoven
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great industrial event location to host customer events. Offers great experience, customer tour, good toilet facilities and friendly staff. The plenary room is a bit noisy and this offers room to improve.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must-see and must-do item. A real eye-opener. We went back 2nd day as we did not finish it all between 11:00 - 17:00

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found it very interesting to learn about this place and very much enjoyed my visit. I thought that it was great to learn about the history of the building and see how it looked inside. In opinion this was a pleasant visit and would...More

Thank Avart C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The museum is very interesting and has much to offer for those interested in history (from the beginning of time to the modern era). In addition, you can climb up the stairs to the roof. To start with, there is a nice, orange moving stairway...More

1  Thank VincenzoH1962
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Informative, step back in time, history and unique. It's not a place I would normally visit but I found it interesting and a unique experience to see how a coal mine operated. It was world listed as a UNESCO site in 2001 and only ceased...More

2  Thank Janine V
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The whole complex is a large maze made out of an old mine. There are many buildings, the Ruhr Museum, Red Dot museum and some others. It's very striking and the photos from the Zollverein are very unusual. My only complaint is that it's a...More

1  Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Spent more than half a day just on the permanent exhibition - it was really worth it but I'll have to go back for the guided tour when next I am in Essen. It is a really interesting site but I must admit that I...More

1  Thank Boca_Culebra
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The large industrial mining site of Essen has been protected and is now open for visit to the public. There are three parkings for cars which enables you to access the site from three different directions. The walking paths around the side are well managed...More

1  Thank Kris S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The museum is a disused but massive coal mine with a long history. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to be taken underground and the visit is confined to the many buildings and workshops. It is necessary to climb lots of steps but lifts are...More

1  Thank mrsmon2016
Reviewed 6 September 2017

you should see it. long distances to walk but it´s worth there were also shops with nice objects in industrial design

1  Thank 4fromanotherstar
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Herjoo
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Response from Kris S | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the site the entrance of the museum was for free during an open door even. Nevertheless the access rates for the museum should cost a couple of EUR. The industrial site is freely accessible where you can walk... More
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