Zeche Zollverein

Zeche Zollverein

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Recommended by 208 out of 214 hikers


  • Julia

    "The UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein - the once" most beautiful colliery in the world "- is today considered to be the most famous >> industrial monument and center of the creative industries in the Ruhrgebiet .The imposing mining architecture inspires around 1.5 million guests from all over the world every year!Until 1986, a total of 240 million tonnes of coal were mined at the Zollverein mine. Over and under days, up to 8,000 miners were employed around the clock. In the middle of the 20th century, the coking plant was built in connection with the shaft XII of the Zeche Zollverein and produced up to 8000 tons of coke per day. The entire ensemble of colliery and coking plant developed into an outstanding future location in North Rhine-Westphalia and was registered in 2001 under the name of World Heritage Zollverein in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. The mixture of design, history, art and culture is unique here! Today the industrial monument is a living cultural location with the >> Denkmalpfad ZOLLVEREIN, the >> Ruhr Museum and the >> Red Dot Design Museum.Visitors can expect a wide range of gastronomy and special leisure activities throughout the entire site. As a landmark of the Ruhr Metropolis, the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein is an absolute must for every visitor to the Ruhrgebiet! "Source:

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    • December 7, 2016

  • buskultur

    During the Advent season you can skate at the coking plant.
    I can only recommend.

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    • December 8, 2016

  • RAdler07

    Industrial culture and fallow ground Struckturwandel made tangible

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    • October 6, 2016

  • Oliver

    In the north of Essen, the Zeche Zollverein coal mine with its XII mine, the coking plant and the 1/2/8 mine are among the most important industrial monuments in Europe. In December 2001, the Zeche Zollverein colliery was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Since then, the extensive industrial complex has been a crowd puller and home to art and culture in the Ruhrgebiet.
    The 55 meter double trestle conveyor stands as a symbol for the entire area of ​​the Zollverein colliery and represents the optical center of the imposing facility. It is also called the "Eiffel Tower of the Ruhr Area" and has thus become a trademark for the entire Ruhr area.

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    • February 5, 2017

  • MrIdea

    A very big bill and in addition a very nice one.
    Be sure to do the guides, otherwise you will not get in the building.

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    • September 28, 2018

  • Marvin🙃

    Very interesting the whole area. You can only see the hard work too well !! Good luck for!

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Stingrays

    The old industrial monuments are always worth seeing

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    • August 16, 2020

  • Wandern in NRW

    Impressive. There is no other way to describe the Zeche Zollverein. For everyone who comes to the pot, a mandatory visit to experience how the colliery has shaped the people and the environment forever.

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    • January 24, 2021

  • Rainer Franzen

    The Eifel Tower of the Ruhr area.

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    • September 1, 2021

  • Christian

    An industrial monument from another era.

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    • October 6, 2021

  • Bettina S.

    The colliery is also very impressive at night.

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    • October 16, 2021

  • Bettina S.

    Relics from everyday life at Zeche Zollverein.

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    • October 16, 2021

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Location: Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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