German Mining Museum, Bochum

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With about 400,000 visitors per year, German Mining Museum 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 German Mining Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A must see when visiting the Ruhr Valley. Interesting and historically accurate. Not ideal for small children or people with walking disability.  more »
  • The museum will take you on an historical tour through German (and other parts of the world) coal mining. In the main building with 3 floors you can see miniature working models of how mining has...  more »
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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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