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Zechenfest 2018 (Zollverein celebration): Public guided tour of the Red Dot Design Museum

Public tour
30 September 2018
13:00 - 14:00 h

On Sunday, 30 September 2018, design fans go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design. From 1–2 p.m., the public guided tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about latest industrial design, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house.

The one hour tour of the former boiler house of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex allows for interesting insights into the world of well-shaped and sophisticated designs. Chic lifestyle accessories, innovative kitchen helpers or well-shaped luminaires – around 2,000 exhibits from 45 nations convey the excellent quality of good design. Touching the products is for many exhibits explicitly allowed since good design becomes especially apparent in use.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team (by phone on +49 201 30104-60 or via e-mail to museum(at)

In German language

Participation fee: 5 € per person plus regular admission
Admission: reduced admission (4 €) during the entire weekend of the "Zechenfest"
Children under 12: Free admission

As the group size allows for a maximum of 25 participants, the Red Dot Design Museum kindly asks for previous registration.

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Important note

On 21 December 2018 the museum will close at 4 p.m. Last entrance: 3 p.m.

The museum will be closed on 24, 25, 31 December 2018 & 1 January 2019.