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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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Fascinating insight into local industrial history

We spent a very interesting day going around this large museum, gaining an appreciation of the hardships undergone by the miners and their families, as well as the destruction... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris M
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Malahide, Ireland
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Malahide, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very interesting day going around this large museum, gaining an appreciation of the hardships undergone by the miners and their families, as well as the destruction cause during the World Wars

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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3 reviews
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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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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