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World cultural heritage coal mine and coke oven Zollverein

With its museum, restaurants, events and culture, the change the region has undergone is truly visible here. The Zollverein World Heritage Site is now the best known industrial monument in the Ruhr Area, and is the centre point of its creativity-based economy.

In accordance with its motto, "preservation through conversion", the coking plant has achieved a great deal since its decommissioning in 1993. The remodelled boiler house is now home to the Design Zentrum NRW design centre, and the restaurant "Casino" has moved into what was once the compressor hall.

The former coal washing plant now houses the Ruhr Museum. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of facilities, from exhibitions detailing the history of the industrial Ruhr Area, through culture and creativity, all the way to special events, fine dining and special leisure activities.

The Zollverein colliery is a landmark of the Ruhr metropolis, and is an absolute must for any visitor to the Ruhr Area.

Further information

UNESCO-World Heritage Zollverein

Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen
Tel.: +49 (0)201 246810
Fax: +49 (0)201 24681133
E-Mail: info(at)zollverein.de

RUHR.VISITORCENTER Essen
Areal A [Schacht XII], Kohlenwäsche [A14]
Fritz-Schupp-Allee 14
45309 Essen
Tel.: +49 (0201) 246810
Fax: +49 (0)201 24681242
E-Mail: RUHR.VISITORCENTER(at)zollverein.de
opened daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Open Guided Tours:
April - October: Monday - Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; in the NRW school holidays also at 11 a.m.; on weekends and holidays at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
November - March: Monday - Friday at 2 p.m., on weekends and holidays at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.