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Red Dot Design Museum in Essen

Bauhaus Building at Zeche Zollverein, Germany

The Red Dot Design Museum is located at the former boiler house of shaft 12 at the Zeche Zollverein. A good place for a design museum as the former industrial plant looks pretty ‘designed’ in its Bauhaus style. I just love the way how the red coloured steel trusses are also used as a decoration element.

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Museums

View below the Ruhr Museum in Essen

View below Ruhr museum in Essen, Germany

View below the coal preparation plant of the Zeche Zollverein which houses the Ruhr Museum now. I just love such views. What about you?

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Museums

Ruhr Museum in Essen

Inside the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany

The Ruhr Museum is placed in the former coal preparation plant at the Zeche Zollverein. On several floors, it tells not only the story of the Zeche (coal mine) but also shows the history of the Ruhr area (Ruhrgebiet).

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Industrial Heritage

Zeche Zollverein in Essen

Winding tower at Zeche Zollverein, Germany

The Zeche Zollverein (Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex) is a larger former industrial site and is inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. I was especially impressed by the use of Bauhaus style for some buildings.