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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

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It may not sound exciting but in reality such an engaging experience

When I told my wife I had reserved 2 places for us on the English tour today at the coal mine my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SpringZephyr
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Singapore
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Remnant of the fossil era but very impressive heritage all the same

It does not matter whether you are for or against fossil, probably if you're against this will... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wouter K
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | 45309, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I told my wife I had reserved 2 places for us on the English tour today at the coal mine my wife didn't exactly go yippee. But we had such a fascinating insight into the life of a coal miner and how coal was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It does not matter whether you are for or against fossil, probably if you're against this will reinforce that view. That does not block the fact that this site, half a village in size is extremely impressive and worth visiting. Even on a gloomy day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wouter K
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Former coal mine is preserved as a UNESCO site and you can wander around, take a guided tour, or visit the museums. First, I spent about two hours doing the walk around the perimeter of the site. The buildings and mining equipment are huge. For...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

In this place you don't only learn about the story of the museum but others matters such as pre historic animals, WW II and the diferents machinery they used back in the day.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Joao G
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Coal mining is what drove the Ruhr's 'Golden Century' during the industrial revolution - here's a great big (huge !) museum to show you how and why. Explanations in German and English. The only oddity is that they don't show you what happened underground, focusing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank colin w
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Its a must for all visitors. This mine had shaped the history of Germany and may other coal mining nations. Make sure to visit the Coking plant first and get the timings for English tours which last for a hour mostly. In between you may...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Mandy_Mondo
Reviewed 13 October 2018

To be honest we only managed to scratch the surface of what's on offer at the Zollverein Coal Mine Complex. We only had a couple of hours to spare so looked round the Visitor Centre and then ventured down into the Ruhr Museum. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A fascinating insight into life working in a coal mine and the conditions the workers endured, particularly in the early days. Good to get a guide to show you the highlights and explain things to you.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank deebee1911
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is really a beautiful Unesco building. The expo inside the building gives a good view of the life and history back in the days. You could buy drinks and food in a small kiosk. You don’t have a lot of choice but it’s ok....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EsthervWezel
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A must if you visit Essen! Be sure to walk up to the viewing roof. UNESCO heritage and well worth the visit. Wish I had more time to try the restaurant. Not sure if the name, nice ambiance when I popped in to check it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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