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. Using our online itinerary creator, Bochum attractions like Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • worth seeing – extensive grounds, great museum - open but must include at least two hours
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  • Very interesting and informative, suitable both for children and adults! Necessarily in Bochum to recommend!
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  • We have visited the mine with completely different ideas. It is sooo big and was interesting, surprising. We were in there almost 3 h! A "must" for Bochum.
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  • The museum is being renovated and so a part of it is closed and not accessible to the public. The accessible part of the museum is actually really interesting.
  • Very interesting and well worth visiting if in Bochum.
  • Great place to know about the mining tools
  • 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.
  • Great coal mining museum, especially visitors mining tour, can experience the life of underground.

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