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The Zollern Colliery with the title: The fairest of them all"

Zeche Zollern

Icon of industrial heritage

The colliery Zeche Zollern in Dortmund is one of the most beautiful testimonies to Germany’s industrial past. The mine was built from 1898 to 1904. The engine house with its stained-glass Art Nouveau entrance is an industrial heritage icon. It is due to this building that the entire complex was saved from demolition in the 1960s and industrial buildings were recognised as monuments. Marvel the architecture of the open cast facilities, climb the pithead frame, look behind the magnificent brickwork façades and discover the working environment of miners in those days.

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays 10 am - 6 pm
Final admission 5.30 pm

Closed: Mondays (except public holidays)


LWL-Museum Zeche Zollern

Grubenweg 5
44388 Dortmund

Tel: 0231 6961-211

Admission charges

Adults: 5.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 4.50 euros
Reduced*: 2.50 Euro
Children, young people, pupils: free
* Those entitled to a reduction are recipients of current benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII, students under 30, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50%.

Free admission
LWL Museums' Card, LVR Museums' Card, Deutscher Museumsbund, ICOM, RuhrtopCard (once only)

Plan your visit

General information on opening hours, admission prices, gastronomy and directions.

Plan your visit

Hängende Jugendstiluhr in der Maschinenhalle


Public tours and offers for groups


Gruppe in der Maschinenhalle

Discover Zollern Colliery

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Engine Hall

Icon of industrial heritage

Engine Hall

Außenansicht der Maschinenhalle

Up for more industrial heritage?

The Zollern Colliery is part of the network of eight LWL museums of industrial heritage.

LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage

Industrie Kultur Entdecken