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

(4.5/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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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  • I came here as solo travelers, because I wanted to look at the mining history of the Ruhr area. Well, I loved the well preserved buildings. The exhibitions vividly showed how hard the work was used. I've seen everything without a guide to me, for this you should take but time. Break inbebegriffen in a "stable". Absolutely worth seeing.
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  • Informative industry Museum. The nearby Colliery houses are a visit to the Museum value, only taken you can not visit alone.
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  • Through the good events which take place here and my Proffesion, photographing, I stumbled on this site. Several shootings there had... 1 +
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