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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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fantastic guided tour for the family

Very interesting place, with impressive architecture and so much to learn about the industrial story of the city. We had booked a tour as a family and had a great guide (in... read more

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting place, with impressive architecture and so much to learn about the industrial story of the city. We had booked a tour as a family and had a great guide (in German) who was very good at talking to all ages. There is also a fab design museum on site and the site is good for going for walks... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from the UK we were unaware of this place until a colleague recommended. This gives a great insight into the mining in the area and a good history lesson of the local areas. Peter our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a interesting tour especially if you want to see the history of the city Essen. This complex is well preserved and safe to visit. It is my first time to fell so close to a mine.

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Goppingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting guided tour giving complete picture of history of coal in this area. 8.000km of tunnels in underground.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The industrial past of Germany is rarely on a tourists list. This is recent history of the working heroes which were responsible for the German Economical Miracle after the Second World War. A remarkable place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 15 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 January 2017 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 31 December 2016

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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