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LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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stepping back in time

seeing the way the mainer worked and lived all those years back when the pitt open, would not have... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2019
Werne, Germany
Interesting history and architecture

I really enjoyed my visit with friends. The tour, although in German, was very interesting. I was... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Somerset, United Kingdom
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At first sight palatial redbrick facades and artistically adorned gables on buildings dotted around a grassy square are more reminiscent of an aristocratic residence than a coal mine. This was exactly one of the ideas behind the architecture. Today...more
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Grubenweg 5, 44388 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 231 6961111
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

seeing the way the mainer worked and lived all those years back when the pitt open, would not have fancies that job, very hard and demanding

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit with friends. The tour, although in German, was very interesting. I was fortunate that my German friends were able to translate when I didn’t understand. The history of the mine was interesting to hear. The displays of photographs and artefacts...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Went here with my friend to see what it was about... not my thing really as we were only here for the day it seemed most popular thing to do...

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

This is a well-preserved colliery, essentially the 1950s or 1960s state of an 1890s building. I have previously visited some much older ones and some more recent collieries, but this was genuinely more interesting. There were the "old-school" touches such as marble insulators throughout, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jakub M
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This museum is a must-see attraction when visiting Dortmund. Most of the buildings of the colliery were built in solid brickwork and are an impressive example of the industrialization of the early 1900s. One of the highlights is the central engine house built in iron...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

A part of Germanies history wonderfully preserved at this Location. Also a wonderful spot for a wedding ceremony!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Great place to see the remnants of coal mining in Germany. Today there is only open-pit mining for lignite. Mining operations below ground became much too expensive and so this industry along with its distinctive towers (pit-head frames) became redundant. Some are turned into museums....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

For all the English reading folk out there, just skip the 1st building, it's all German. And not a lot to just look at. The 2nd building we went into was the centre one and all if it's displays had English. The tower that you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

The factory built over coal reserves and not in oparation now, used as historical place for tourists, explains how coal was recovered and exported and more and more....

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kamal A
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Besides the brilliant state that Zeche Zollern presents itself in, it is also surprisingly cheap to access and has a lot to offer. Exhibitions, architecture, educational stuff and a lot of local history. Unfortunately, we had only two hours to spare, but I am sure...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank martinrummel
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