Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Bochum

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With about 400,000 visitors per year, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum 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 Bochum and other attractions to your Bochum trip itinerary using our Bochum vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The museum is honestly pointless. Nothing is labelled and there's no information so you just end up walking around in the dark and dirt looking at big contraptions thinking 'neat' for an hour. Would n...  more »
  • Great location to see the industrial revelation of the Ruhr area. Very interesting for kids to understand how the mining worked in the early days. What was disappointing no other language available ot...  more »
  • We spent an excellent couple of hours at this museum on 23rd March 2017. The tour below ground is very well laid out taking you through mining through the ages. The guide spoke entirely in German but ...  more »
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  • Great coal mining museum, especially visitors mining tour, can experience the life of underground.
  • Bochum is Germanys' best kept secret, and the DBM is a hidden gem. Excellent museum, very informative, and great facilities. Could spend hours inside. Would highly recommend.
  • it's very good place to visit in Bochum
  • Great mining museum
  • Nice....I love Buchm a lot