Red Dot Design Museum, Essen

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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. A visit to Red Dot Design Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Essen online route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The exhibits integrated perfectly into the architecture of the building. Very successful. Wegn alone of the building worth seeing
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  • Spontaneously, we have made our dinner. The Museum was very interesting. The contrast of old industry with a new design is well done. Very much recommended!
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  • Taste is notoriously subjective, but good product design makes it the most fun. If the products remain in the vicinity of an old industrial building is really cleverly presented, it's fun twice.
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  • The coolest cutting edge place in Europe
  • The building is fantastic but go visit the Ruhr museum. The design museum pieces were way too ordinary. Not the fancy design classics I expected. I felt like walking through a store.
  • Amazing ambience and settings, The museum in it self is nothing special, but the setting truly is !
  • Latest contemporary innovation in daily use, industrial items arranged in museum ! That's true, building is old, concept new, well designed museum worth to visit.
  • Exhibition about winning products in Reddot award. Not neatly displayed...
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