Please note: Zollverein World Heritage is closed temporarily to slow coronavirus outbreak. We hope to open again on April 20th.
Visitors of all ages can playfully explore the world of science, physical phenomena, and human senses and rediscover their environment at over 120 experimental stations on an indoor area of 1.200 m² and a further 3.500 m² outdoors. Experience how the eye sees, the nose smells, the ears hear, the skin feels, and the body vibrates. Touching and testing are explicitly encouraged!
It all began at the end of the 1960s with the „Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne“ („Field of Experience for the Development of the Senses“) by educator and artist Hugo Kükelhaus from Essen, which was first on show in 1967 at the Montreal World Exhibition. Until the mid-1990s, the Experience Field with its interactive stations for discovering one’s own senses was presented at over 60 locations in Germany and abroad. In 1996, it finally found a permanent home in the listed Pithead House of the Zollverein Shafts 3/7/10 in Essen ̶ where it was complemented from 2006 onwards by the typical experimental stations of Phänomania as well as the subject area of physical phenomena and natural sciences.
The Phänomania Experience Field regularly offers guided tours and workshops for different groups of visitors
Group rates and further information on the website
closed on 24., 25. & 31.12.
Am Handwerkerpark 8 – 10
Phone 0201 301030