The German mining museum in Bochum is the biggest of its kind in the world. Numerous exhibitions tell you about iron ore and coal mining as well as machineries and facilities used for mining. The museum even displays a model of Tobias, a pit pony that used to work there until 1966. The expositions are shown on three different levels.
A ride on the headframe of the former pit Germania is a special highlight. In addition, there is an observation deck located at 62m (203ft), which provides you with a great view over the city of Bochum.
- The day pass at Deutsches Bergbau Museum (German Mining Museum) is €10 making it one of the 10 cheapest tourist Attractions in North Rhine-Westphalia.
How to get there
On public transportation:
From the central train station in Bochum, take the subway U35 towards Herne. The stop is "Deutsches Bergbau-Museum".
On motorway A40 take exit Bochum-Zentrum. After approximately 2km (1,1mi) the museum is located on the left.
Coming from motorway A43, take exit Bochum Riemke/Zentrum; after approximately 4km (2,2mi) the museum is located on the left.