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Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry

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A well-preserved colliery

This is a well-preserved colliery, essentially the 1950s or 1960s state of an 1890s building. I... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Jakub M
Dublin, Ireland
Zollern Colliery - a very interesting part of the industry heritage trail

This museum is a must-see attraction when visiting Dortmund. Most of the buildings of the colliery... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 May 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

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Reviewed 8 November 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

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 29 October 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

1  Thank Traveller87987687
Reviewed 15 September 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

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 4 July 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....

Thank Kamal A
Reviewed 3 July 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

1  Thank martinrummel
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Old refurbished mine with lots of static displays to spend an hour or two looking at. Kids would be bored in an hour I guess, and very little in English, but hey it's not England. I loved it. Nice restaurant as well, says open into...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you love industrial art, like I do, this really is the place to be. It is a great experience to walk around in the various buildings and to see the exhibitions. Interestingly, one of the buildings was designed in art deco style. The volunteers...More

Thank BartvK
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We are lucky to have the opportunity to get a feeling for how life was like for steel workers, some of Germany´s heroes in the "Economic Miricle". The steelworks is well explained on various boards on the site and the staff are very helpful. Good...More

Thank Michael L
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