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Zeche Zollverein, Germany

From series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Year: 1834.

The city of Essen also has a deserted coal mine that enjoys attention of tourists. The former coal mine is enlisted in the number of valuable industrial sites in the world and is under UNESCO protection; some of its quarries were converted into an interesting museum dedicated to the history of the mining industry. Mining has begun there in 1834; the famous businessman, Johann Franz Haniel, was a founder of the facility.

Coal mining has been conducted in the mines until 1986, until the field was completely exhausted. However, it was decided not to close it. Currently, extensive underground tunnels and old factories house interesting thematic museums, and desert tunnels attract curious tourists no less than the halls with unique exhibits.

After admiring priceless artifacts in museums, it’s worth to have a stroll through the deserted underground; just the simple descent via worn metal ladders makes adrenaline go rushing. Many mysterious stories are associated with Zeche Zollverein mines, as many industrialists have faced there with phenomenon of abnormal knocks. Tourists who visit these places often hear unexplained sounds. They are so distinct and realistic, that it seems that there is still active work in some areas of mines. Next - Staritsa catacombs


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ATM bankomat: 'Sparkasse Essen - Geldautomat' located in 0.95 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Ecco Rent Autovermietung' is located in 0.98 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Shell Tankstelle' in 1.15 km
Supermarket: 'Gebr. Brozy GmbH' in 0.62 km
Parking: 'Parkhaus Akazienallee -Essener Werbegemeinschaft GmbH & Co. KG' in 0.83 km
Apotheek: 'Viktoria Apotheke' in 0.75 km
Police station: 'Polizeipräsidium mit allen Dienststellen, Bezirksstelle, Rotthausen' in 2.83 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Kokerei Cafe Restaurant Zollverein' in 0.24 km
Railway station: 'Essen-Zollverein Nord' in 0.51 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Essen-Muhlheim Airport ESS - in 4 km
 »  Dusseldorf Airport DUS - in 30 km
 »  Dortmund Airport DTM - in 39 km
 »  Dusseldorf-Monchengladbach Airport MGL - in 47 km
 »  Weeze Airport NRN - in 62 km
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Best hotels near Zeche Zollverein

Pension am Zollverein

Located in 0 km from Zeche Zollverein
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Rooms: 5
The bright, modern rooms at Am Zollverein offer a view of the Forderturm Tower. Apartments with kitchen and air-conditioning are also available. … More: photo, rates and booking
"Petul Apart Hotel ''Residenz''"

Located in 1 km from Zeche Zollverein
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Rooms: 11
The modern rooms of the Hotel Petul Residenz feature a flat-screen TV and luxurious showers. Guests can make free phone calls within the German … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Astoria Komfort

Located in 2 km from Zeche Zollverein
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Rooms: 31
Each room at the Hotel Astoria has cable TV channels and the spacious, private bathrooms come equipped with a shower. Free WiFi is available in … More: photo, rates and booking
Gästehaus im Kolping-Berufsbildungswerks Essen

Located in 3 km from Zeche Zollverein
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Rooms: 22
The simply furnished rooms at Gästehaus im Kolping are fitted with a small wash basin, with shared bathroom facilities located in the hallway. The … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Zeche Zollverein - Gelsenkirchen

We cannot fail to mention the famous German punctuality, locals are no exception in this regard. Lying or being late will mean deep pangs of conscience. However, this seems like something from science fiction. A passion for order, a fear of change, a propensity for planning anything and everything, and perfectionism are some more important traits of local people. They are known for their straightforwardness, sometimes forgetting that the truth can easily hurt an unprepared person. And we should not blame them for that - this is in their blood.

There are few dialects in the city, their speakers can mostly be found among the older generation. They were supplanted by the traditional Upper German language, so it wouldn't be difficult to understand local people. The local cuisine is famous for its simplicity and nutritiousness at the same time. Some of the local dishes that must be tried at least once in a lifetime are fried herring, potato pancakes, boiled beans, Westphalian ham, stewed cabbage, sausages, Rhine roast, marinated beef, pumpernickel (slightly sweet rye bread). Of course, the favorite drink is beer, although wine is also valued here.
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