Zollverein Coal Mine
The former Zollverein coal mine is a beautiful Bauhaus-style behemoth that was recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2001. In...
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Musical theatre in a late-19th-century factory.
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Lonely Planet review
The machine hall and washrooms of a former coal mine have been restyled as an alternative cultural centre with live concerts, parties, cabaret, theatre and art exhibits. The cafe has a beer garden plus a wide range of small and large plates. Take U11 or U17 to Karlsplatz.