Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Essen

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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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  • Beautiful big-barreled terrain invites you to beautiful walks with much history. In the Museum we were not personally but looked interesting
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  • It is a interesting tour especially if you want to see the history of the city Essen. This complex is well preserved and safe to visit. It is my first time to fell so close to a mine.  more »
  • Apart to the world cultural heritage belongs to the Zollverein is recommended a visit to the one a few hours should take time. In any case, I recommend when visiting a professional guide with make, because only then you get the correct impression of the former work processes on a Zeche.Es parking are available of which recently towards the escalators a comes to the visitor center bring. Who has enough time should visit the Design Museum of RET on-site DOT. The restaurant offers everything for everyone to local prices in an exceptional setting. I'm probably already 10 times on Zollverein been and excited again. For women, it is perhaps not as interesting because it's just an industrial monument.
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  • A fascinating experience, spent over 3 hours there today. Very interesting not only the mines buildings but the history of the area. Well organised and the staff very pleasant and helpful. Well worth the visit. The views from the roof made a good photo shot, even today being slightly overcast and drizzling. Would highly recommend this as a must see.
  • An old mining site that has become a world heritage. A very large area to walk around in an old industry setting. It's free accessable and parking is near. There is also a museum en places to eat and drink.
  • Impressive and massive. It's quite arty and fancy, mostly made for tourists.
  • Way cooler than I expected. It's also a UNESCO world heritage site. The visit is very informative and nice!
  • 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.