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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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Coal mine visit

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Goppingen, Germany
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Goppingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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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 30 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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Thank hernfam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best museum I ever visited. After hundred years those steels can still hold and stand. Remember Essen was one of the biggest mining industry in Germany and in Europe I guess, but after World War Two everything was destroyed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We have held a couple of events here, up in the old coal hoppers. It is packed with atmosphere, and feels ultra modern in spite of this being such an old historic site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here and had a great night. I live in Essen and loved the place before, but now it's my favourite place. Great surroundings, great architecture, nature, it's overall breathtaking. Go there, it's always worth the visit. The museum Ruhr is great as well, there are nice restaurants and you won't be disappointed. Wir haben hier... More 

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