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Daytrip to Essen Zollverein: World Heritage Site

  • May 29, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Another public holiday! Let's visit Zeche Zollverein (Colliery Zollverein) in Essen!

It extracted 12,000 tons of utilisable coal per day from up to 1,200 metres below the surface. This miracle of rationalisation began operations in 1932. The pit was closed down in December 1986. In 2002 the former hard coal mine was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESCO.  It has developed into one of the major cultural centres of the Ruhr region. Today we can walk around the plant, visit exhibitions, galleries, design shops, restaurants etc. You will experience a unique atmosphere due to the architecture of the industrial facilities.

To cover our costs for organization we ask for a small contribution of 2,50 € per person payable in cash at the beginning of the tour.

Travel: Return ticket Düsseldorf-Essen. A Düsseldorf ticket2000 will be okay, single/return ticket Düsseldorf to Essen Zollverein is Cat. C. If you come from other places please double-check under www.vrr.de

Lunch: There are lots of locations: restaurants, cafés, beer garden. But you can also bring your own picnic.

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  • Piet PT M.

    Thanks for uploading the photos, good stuff.

    2 · May 30, 2014

  • Martina G.

    Hi all, Hope you had a great public holiday! Please feel free to post some nice photos. Looking forward to the next düssellife meetup on June 19. Then it's gonna be walking time again!

    1 · May 29, 2014

    • Salman

      And I was just too slow reading all the stuff in the museum so lost you all haha. But it was still a nice trip.

      1 · May 29, 2014

  • genevieve

    Great to meet you all. Hope to see you again real soon. Good night. Gen

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very sorry that I wasn't there. A flat tire stopped me just before Essen ....

    May 29, 2014

    • Martina G.

      What a pity! Hope you got home alright! Hope to see you some other time then.

      May 29, 2014

  • makki

    I got off at D-Zoo and didn't say good-bye to everyone...it was nice to see you all today and hope to catch up with you guys again soon. And thanks to Martina for organising the trip!

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • makki

    Bus drivers seem to enjoy the Feiertag too....am still waiting for the bus to D-HBF and likely to be late....sorry!

    May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am in Duisburg & instead of going dussoldolf, Can you meet you guys at essen HBF. Let me knw where I can meet & drop few numbers to connect.

    May 28, 2014

    • Salman

      Ill be at Essen hbf at 11.30 in any case.

      May 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Essen tram station .. see you

      May 29, 2014

  • Martina G.

    We are expecting better weather for Thursday. But still please bring your umbrella or raincoat, just in case. There are three to four different museums, you can join guided tours, get audio guides in German or English, i. e. a lot to explore! Even if it rains!

    1 · May 27, 2014

  • Martina G.

    For those of you located in Essen or travelling directly to the site there will be a second meeting point at the entrance, tram stop "Zollverein" of tram 107, Gelsenkirchener Str.

    May 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      When it will be this second meeting? I'm planning to come by bike from Dusseldorf. Thank you.

      May 23, 2014

    • Martina G.

      We will arrive at the tram stop "Zollverein" at approx. 12:20h

      May 24, 2014

  • Faro

    I'm afraid I have to miss that, I'll be already in Berlin. If my plans change of course I'll rethink. Viel Spaß dabei

    May 14, 2014

    • Martina G.

      Have a great time in Berlin, Faro. See you in the botanical garden!

      1 · May 15, 2014

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