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Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum

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With about 400,000 visitors per year, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum is one of Germany's most visited museums and offers an extensive look into the world of mining from prehistoric times to the present day. The permanent exhibition presents different technologies used in the mining industry, shows raw materials and minerals extracted while mining, and provides information panels telling how mining has influenced the development of humans. Twenty meters (65 ft) below ground, you can tour a replica mine with a network of 2.5 km (1.5 mi) of tunnels. You can examine mining machines and learn about the everyday challenges of miners in this interactive area. Add Deutsches Bergbau-Museum and other attractions to your Bochum trip itinerary using our Bochum vacation planner.
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  • Of this type exhibits you should keep. Too much for an unsuspecting tourist. I think you better read a book.
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  • We were on a cold February day in Bochum and because the mining has offered easy Museum. It was an entertaining, informative stay, the mine was exciting. You can spend 3 h well in it. Highly recommended!
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  • An interactive museum where you can go underground and also high up on the tower with views across Bochum and surroundings. But the exhibition itself impressed the whole 2 families powerful. A wealth of information about the development of not only the coal, but also ore and other metals, which you can collect nearly only in repeated visits.
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  • A museum not only to the watch but to the join. So you learn the story of the early life here in the Ruhr area playfully. Visit the groups without a reservation possible. The views of the the Headframe is the culmination of which is management looking over Bochum Museum to visit worth it.
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  • So et is really beautifully designed. At the beginning of a drive (with elevator). Et is to admire many machines, dat is already impressive. Et is Ravi of course not how to ICH underground, but fürn Museum so close it, how et is possible. Top!
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