From Classical to Jazz and Pop
The concert series of the Zollverein Foundation has taken place on a regular basis in various venues on the site of the Zollverein mine and coking plant since 1997.With more than 160 concerts to date and world-renowned musicians like pianist Alfred Brendel, saxophonist Jan Garbarek, violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann or opera singer Waltraud Meier, the Zollverein Foundation was able to enhance the reputation of the industrial heritage site as an unusual venue for top-quality chamber music throughout the nation.
Tickets: TicketCenter of the Essen Theatre and Philharmonic, Tel. +49 201 812 22 00, Fax +49 201 812 22 01, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ticket Hotline: +49 209 147 79 99, email@example.com, www.mbee.de
red dot design museum
Largest Exhibition of Contemporary Design
The red dot design museum is recognized as the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design in the midst of the breathtaking architecture of the former Zollverein Coal Mine. In the mid 90s, the boiler house was masterfully converted into a museum for design according to plans by Lord Norman Foster. Today, visitors can walk on walkways and stairs in the former Stoker’s Hall and discover more than 2,000 red-dot award-winning products in the middle of the former brick-lined boilers.
Dates and times: every Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5 pm), apart from the 24th, 25th and 31st of December and the 1st of January.
Costs: 6 Euros, reduced fee 4 Euros /
Further Info: phone +49 201 246 81-400, www.ruhrmuseum.de
A Heart for Dance and Performance
Aside from many other forms of artistic expression, the World Heritage Site Zollverein has also had a heart for dance and performance arts since 2002. PACT Zollverein is providing a stage for pioneering developments in dance, performance arts, theatre, media and visual arts in the former pithead bath at Shaft 1/2/8. Artists and the public jointly come to terms with important social developments and the evolution of contemporary art.
The Works Swimming Pool
Seasonal fun in the water before a backdrop of industrial architecture
Within the scope of the art project “Contemporary Art and Criticism”, the “works pool” of Frankfurt artists Dirk Paschke and Daniel Milohnic opened its doors in the coking plant for the first swimming season in 2001. In the meantime, the fun in the water has become an integral part of the Zollverein summer programme and is seen as an excursion highlight in the Ruhr region.
Dates and times: during the summer school holidays in NRW
Costs: Free entry
The Palace of Projects
A palace of ideas and dreams
A walk-through house in a house, full of ideas, dreams and ideals – “The Palace of Projects” of artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov is waiting for your visit.
Dates and times: The Palace of Projects is currently closed due to construction work.
Ceramic Workshop Margaretenhöhe
Bowls and vases of magical power
Minimal changes bring unlimited freedom: The internationally acclaimed and award-winning artist Young-Jae Lee shows her masterpieces in the ceramic workshop Margaretenhöhe .
Dates and times: Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Saturday 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Costs: Free. Prices of products are available on request.
Light and space
Unimpressive from the outside, but an experience of intense self-awareness on the inside: LA PRIMAVERA, spring, that is the name of the artwork of German-American artist Maria Nordman that is permanently installed in the former boiler ash hopper at Shaft XII. You enter an empty, white room that can only be entered individually and is not visible from the outside, and where sunlight only penetrates through a small gap. Alone in space and time, only the self exists and peace and reflection settle in.
Dates and times: May 6 to September 30, 2012 / every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Kunstschacht Zollverein – Thomas Rother
Art derived from the legacy of mining
Thomas Rother has dedicated himself to the past of Zollverein. The painter, writer and collector works with the legacy of mining history.
Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday, 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. / and by phone appointment
Costs Admission: 2.50 Euro
Art as far as the eye can see
Thomas Mack has been working in his printing workshop at Zollverein since 2001 and gets his inspiration from the unique architecture.
Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday, 1.00 to 6.00 p.m. and any time by appointment
Shiny one-off jewellery and pretty little treasures
“SchmuckProdukt” has been manufacturing unique items and small series of jewellery for more than twelve years now.
Dates and times: Wednesday to Saturday, 12.00 to 6.00 p.m. and by appointment
Costs: Free admission. Prices for products or customized items are available on request.
Monochromatic Red and Blue
The coking plant shines in red and blue
As darkness falls, the Zollverein coking plant turns into an artwork made of light. The lighting architects Jonathan Speirs and Mark Major use their impressive installation consisting of red and blue light to emphasize the separation between the so-called “black” and “white” side of the coking plant.
Dates and times: Daily at dusk
Discovering art, creating art
For 30 years ARKA Kulturwerkstatt has been inviting people not only to marvel at art, but to create it themselves. Those interested can learn various techniques in a wide range of courses and workshops and let their creativity run wild. The exhibitions of works by various artists are not only inspiring, but also show what can be achieved in the Kulturwerkstatt.
Dates and times: Friday, 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. / during exhibitions also Saturdays and Sundays, 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. and by appointment
Costs: “The current programme including prices can be found here”:
Activate your senses
Welcome to Phänomania Erfahrungsfeld: Experience weightlessness, gaze into infinity and have the rug pulled out from under you. Explore your senses at over 80 experimental stations spread over more than 1,500 m2 and discover your world anew.
Dates and times: Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. / Closed: December 24 to 26, 2012, December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013
Costs: Ticket: 7 Euro [reduced ticket 6 Euro and/or 5 Euro], children aged 3 to 5, 3 Euro