UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein Zollverein-Führung Kokerei

Discover Industrial Culture

UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein is one of the most impressive industrial monuments in the Ruhr Area. During the "Durch Koksofen und Meistergang" [Through the coke oven and hot alley] guided tour you will get to know an impressive plant, formerly the largest central coking plant in Europe with its unusual rooms, machines and paths. You walk along the conveyor bridges, climb the coke oven battery "up to the roof" and experience the coking plant with its technology and history. You also get an impression of the hard work in noise and heat. The exciting history from the decommissioning to the extensive transformation into a place for art, culture and creative industries completes the overview.

Take a trip to Zollverein colliery with the Kulturlinie 107 and combine this with a visit to the >> Villa Hügel or the >> Margaretenhöhe garden city.


One free participation in the two-hour "Durch Koksofen und Meistergang" guided tour. Is not valid for special events.

Additional information

Coking plant info point, area C (coking plant), in front of the mixing plant (C70). Advance bookings compulsory: 0201 246810, besucherdienst@zollverein.de. Limited number of participants.

opening hours

Apr-Oct: Mon-Fri at 11.30 a.m. & 2.30 p.m.


Sun & on public holidays & days between public holidays: 11.30 a.m.



3.30 & 4.30 p.m.

Nov-March: Mon-Fri at 2.30 p.m.


Sun & on public holidays & days between public holidays: 11.30 a.m. & 2.30 p.m.

No guided tours: 24 -25.12 & 31.12.

Address & Contact

UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen
Tel. 0201 246810