Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Bochum

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With about 400,000 visitors per year, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum is one of Germany's most visited museums and offers an extensive look into the world of mining from prehistoric times to the present day. The permanent exhibition presents different technologies used in the mining industry, shows raw materials and minerals extracted while mining, and provides information panels telling how mining has influenced the development of humans. Twenty meters (65 ft) below ground, you can tour a replica mine with a network of 2.5 km (1.5 mi) of tunnels. You can examine mining machines and learn about the everyday challenges of miners in this interactive area. Using our online itinerary creator, Bochum attractions like Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very interesting museum. A lot of original equipment on display. Guided by people who worked with these machines, the tour was bot enjoyable and interesting. It will help a lot if you understand Germa...  more »
  • We were just here at the museum and happened to be able to take part in a guided tour with a former buddy. It was TOLL!!!! Very informative and authentic. The museum is also very exciting and you can admire all the tools and machines from the 19th century to the modern era. We stayed here for over 4 hours
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  • Great experience. Very week designed, especially the interactive museum (my kids loved it!). It's a shame all the videos in mind were only in German and nothing in English. However, the experience was amazing.
  • AWESOME is the only word that comes close to describing this museum. Allow plenty of time to see the underground exhibit and learn the history of German coal mining in the upstairs exhibition halls. Staffed by former miners who love telling their stories to visitors. Germany has now closed all it's underground coal mines so this is your only chance to se it how it really was. AAA+++
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