Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Essen

4.6
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, 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. For Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen and beyond, use our Essen trip maker site to get the most from your Essen vacation.
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  • Overlooked by most British people I suspect, but it is really worth a trip out there (by tram) a huge world heritage industrial site, with fantastic museum and knowledgeable friendly staff. The...  more »
  • Fantastic area with industrial monuments from coal mining area, great opportunities for a day hike with your camera, there are also restaurants and exhibitions on the area, it is listed as UNESCO...  more »
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  • A very interesting museum and architecturally an absolute highlight. The exhibitions are beautifully presented and explained, vividly designed and well thought out. History can be experienced here and it is a blessing that this piece has been preserved. Great class!
  • An amazing place for all industry lovers! Coming from a heavy industrial and coal mining city myself, I thought it would be similar but how wrong I was..it's much larger, very nicely reconstructed and you could really spend several days here exploring all the nooks and crannies of this awesome place. Must see!
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