Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

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Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
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David
Germany6 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
One of the industrial heritages of the Ruhr area you must have seen. Hughe coal processing facility with museum and stroll ways.
Written October 15, 2021
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Markéta A
5 contributions
Aug 2021
Amazing scenery, I recommend to walk around and have a snack or a coffee in one of the restaurants around. The museum was boring for me.
Written August 11, 2021
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JXXXR
4,893 contributions
Sep 2020
The Zollverein Coal Mine is an inactive Coal mine located on the outskirts of Essen which has been converted into a park with museums. Overall this is an interesting area and would be highly recommended for those interested in photography or industrial history. However there is nothing truly stunning here so this is not must visit in itself.
Written October 26, 2020
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium946 contributions
Aug 2020
This is such a great idea - taking an old industrial area and turning it into a place for all ages to enjoy! Wonderful place to ride a bike, picnic, take photos (excellent place for photography), go for a walk, etc.

I recommend starting your exploration by visiting the Ruhr Museum first, which is in one of the main, large buildings and is one of the best museums I have ever visited anywhere in the world. You'll walk away with a good understanding of the impact the Ruhr Gebiet (Ruhr Valley/Area) had on the local population - how it was essentially their livelihood - and a good understanding of the impact industrialization has had on the environment, and what's being done about it today.

Then head out to explore the area, picking up a map from one of the information booths. There is a restaurant, plus several food-trucks in the park - though only one was open when I visited (COVID times...). You can rent bikes, too.

Don't underestimate how large this place is. There are many buildings spread out over a large area. Though, the transformation into a park with many paths, lined with trees, sidewalks, etc., has made it easy to get around.

There are a few large car park areas that I saw, all of which were free. Similarly, there are areas with toilets.

I read that in the winter there is an ice-rink where you can ice-skate. There's also a large Ferris-wheel, though it wasn't in operation during my visit.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Zollverein complex. There's lots to do and you can easily spend a full day there. Great for families, couple, kids, friends, and so on.

Highly recommended. I would love to visit again.
Written October 3, 2020
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Puffinman
Berlin, Germany1,012 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The Zeche Zollverein in Essen is a historical landmark. UNESCO Kulturerbe!!!
The whole area is a great place to discover how it might have been working so hard for coal! It is well developed and a great museum too. The caffe shop is unique . Friendly service all over!
Written September 26, 2020
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Karin van B
407 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
They are still re-opening/re-arranging areas of the old mines for the people. You can get on the terrain without paying a fee and just walk around. There is also a cycling path.
I would suggest to visit the museum. The very long escalator is a highlight itself. There is plenty to see. You can have a drink afterwards at the cafe. Plenty of parkingspaces. The area is also good accessable by train. Everywhere in Essen you see pictures of the Zollverein. Happy I finally got to meet it, in real life😉.
Written August 7, 2020
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Peter B
Lillestrom, Norway5 contributions
Feb 2020
Booked "Über Kohle und Kumpel" to get a good overview of history, process, machinery, and people during the coal mining period. Knowledgeable guide that provide many facets of interesting stories about the complex. Tour was both inside and outside, dressing warm was needed at this time of year. There are a number of stairs to use but very doable for most people. For EUR 9,50 this was an interesting travel in time. Visited the nearby cafe for warm drinks afterwards. Plenty of free parking at the site.
Written March 7, 2020
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Neil P
Houston, TX836 contributions
Feb 2020 • Business
Hard to believe this place is so interesting. It represents the height of the long gone German heavy industrial period
Written February 27, 2020
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krissP1091CT
5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had seen this on trip adviser and it was absolutely worthwhile, also with children. The guided tour is very interesting and certainly a bonus
Written February 22, 2020
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jeviolin
Saarbrücken, Germany415 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The survivors exhibition is a strong and vivid holocaust reminder. The survivors’ messages are very strong and positive. A must.
Written February 13, 2020
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