Ruhr Museum in Essen

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Inside the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany

The Ruhr Museum is located in the former coal preparation plant at the Zeche Zollverein. It tells the history of the Zeche (coal mine) as well as the history of the Ruhr area.

Besides technical stuff, one can also see material about flora and fauna in the Ruhr area. Even an art collection takes place in the former rooms of the coal preparation plant. Walking through the exhibition is pretty special. Subdued lighting illuminates the halls and gives a sense of the working atmosphere in this industrial complex.

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