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Red Dot Design Museum, Essen
(4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Located in the boiler room of the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Red Dot Design Museum combines contemporary art with industrial design. The building itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. It represents the height of the German industry, but its factory floor, corridors, and assembly rooms are now open to the public. The attraction's exhibit is designed as a conceptual gallery inside the large complex, but its presence there also represents the German people's industriousness in the world of design, not just manufacturing. With our international travel planner, Essen attractions like Red Dot Design Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I visited this Museum in October 2016 and was completely excited! This is even something completely different and interesting for everyone. Great piece of design are exhibited in the old industrial plants, there were almost only currently excellent products to see. Has been great fun!
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  • You can various exhibits (Philips shaving appliances, design tables, bikes, mobiles, strollers etc.) look in an exceptional place. Really great!
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  • We were with our son here, this can be seen on iPhone devices, kitchen appliances, bicycles, car, baby strollers, Shaver, Klos, TV u.s.w! Families map cost €16 of which 3-4 could you only with the elevator floor (the floor are small) reach the floors of EC-2 are more stuff to the watch! I kinda liked it!
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  • Bit strange to see everyday objects in a museum but enjoyable to see. Situated in an old mining complex makes for special atmosphere. A must visit if you are interested in industrial design.
  • Unbelievably awesome design. You can see, touch and try a lot of things. The museum itself is decorated unbelievably nicely - the architecture and layout is part of the art itself. If you appreciate master-class communication or product design, this is a MUST SEE for you. Also, the counter and shop staff was very nice :)
  • Nice contemporary industrial designs on display here. It's interesting to see items of everyday on display at a museum, it makes them shine in another light
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  • Having visited the Singapore counterpart, I knew what to expect, but found it hard to explain to my companions for the day. "A wide variety of well designed products" from cake-cutters to cars just doesn't seem to do it justice, but for a few Euros it is worth checking out. Especially as the exhibits change at least once a year.