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. Our Dortmund vacation planner makes visiting Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry and other Dortmund attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Finest industrial culture. Often interesting exhibitions and events, here there is the gala evening.
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  • A jewel. But the offer on site is upgradeable, then could Zollern as a tourist destination develop.
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  • Old refurbished mine with lots of static displays to spend an hour or two looking at. Kids would be bored in an hour I guess, and very little in English, but hey it's not England. I loved it. Nice res...  more »