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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Essen
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, complete with giant machinery and impressive buildings, played a large role in driving Europe's Industrial Revolution. Founded in 1847 and active for nearly a century and a half, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tower above shaft 12 is considered an architectural and engineering masterpiece and an enduring symbol of the Ruhr industrial area. After exploring the grounds, you can grab a German bratwurst at the mine's beer garden. Be sure to check the website for special events and exhibits that often are held at the onsite museum. Put Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Essen travel itinerary maker.
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Zur ersten Orientierung waren wir mit einer Bus (Bimmelbahn)fahrt gestartet. Mit einer Führung durch die Zeche ging es dann weiter - und die war wirklich sehr gut. Ein hervorragender Einblick in die A... read more »The first orientation were we with a bus (narrow-gauge railway) ride started. It went then with a guided tour of the Bill - and she was really very good. An excellent insight into the work and role of tick and miners. Who likes to take pictures should take time for a long walk.show original
Die Zeche Zollverein ist absolut sehenswert. Es gibt soviel zu erkunden, dass ein einziger Tag nicht reicht! Die Zechentour ist hochinvormativ und ein muss!The Zeche Zollverein is absolutely worth seeing. There is so much to explore, that one day is not enough! The mine tour is hochinvormativ and a must!show original
Tiene historia, atracciones turisticas y en algunas partes del año tiene comidas tradicionales y eventos. (Lo visité el 24.9.2016). Es escencial tener un guía, te explica más de lo que esta escritoIt has history, tourist attractions and in some parts of the year it has traditional meals and events. (Visited it the 24.9.2016). It is essential to have a guide, it explains more than what is writtenshow original
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It is one of the Unesco World Heritage Site. It is a shut down coal mine that turned into openair museum. It also has a museum inside with a nice collection. I like how the nature takes back the abondened mine and buildings there. It is a nice scenery and a good choice for weekend jogging.
Great post industrial site. Visited the art academy, but not the design museum. Similar sites (like in Genk or in Luttich) can be found in the neighbourhood.
Cultural Landmark, Museum and school of design. Enormous areal to explore. Unique architecture, beautifully lit in the evening. Two pretty OK cafe's for the occasional drink and food break. In general too enormous and too diverse to describe in a short review. Visit the website and Wikipedia before going.
A great way to learn about the history of mining in Germany in a very hands-on way. Also a school of design- a bit unusual, but really quite cool, especially the red dot museum.
One amazing museum in of coal factory. Excellent presentation about mining coal and industrial development in this area. It's kind of very big and need a lot of time to be seen all in this museum.
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