Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry, Dortmund

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Here's a fascinating tidbit for the day: This grand old building, now Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry, was once a coal mine. Natch, the museum focuses on the German coal-mining industry. Admire the impressive "mansion of labor," and study a variety of artifacts from the industry’s heyday. Stories from the 20th-century workers themselves immerse you in the conditions the men and women endured. Children will enjoy the coal-mine play area, but they're likely to get wet and dirty, so bring a change of clothes for them so you all can stop for food or drinks at the onsite restaurant. Put Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dortmund day trip planning tool .
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  • .. with beautiful, not too overloaded exhibition -... and the whole thing to a moderate family price (EUR 9,-) so can (should?) be somewhere else
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  • I was alone here a few years ago and wanted to share this great place now with my husband. The entrance fee for adults is €4. The car park is free of charge. On Sundays, there are two free guides. And there is much. The exhibition is great and gives an interesting insight into the lives of workers and their families. The wonderful Jugenstilarchitektur is very pleasing. Please do not forget the camera! The exhibition is also suitable for children. As we have seen, you can get married on the grounds. There are clean toilets spread on the whole site. Who wants to eat something, it can in the adjoining restaurant, that offers very good food. Well even the gift shop at the exit we liked - he has a great selection. I was a bit puzzled though about how little was going on here.
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  • To the first with a coal mine tour. Beautiful hotel with impressive buildings, especially the Machinenraum is a highlight...
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