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Address for visitors
Red Dot Design Museum Essen
Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site
Areal A [Schacht/Shaft XII], Kesselhaus [A7]
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen

Phone: +49 201 301040
E-Mail: museum(at)

» The Red Dot Design Museum on Google Maps

Travel by tram
Tram line 107, exit at station “Zollverein”.
» Electronic journey planner by VRR

Travel by car
Motorway A42:

exit “Gelsenkirchen Hessler/Essen-Katernberg” (towards Essen-Katernberg)
Motorway A40/A52:
Coming from the direction of Duisburg/Düsseldorf: exit “Essen-Frillendorf Süd” (towards E-Stoppenberg)
Coming from the direction of Bochum/Dortmund: exit “Essen-Kray” (towards Gelsenkirchen-Rotthausen)

Follow the signs marked “Zollverein”.

GPS: N 51.447328 E 7.011423


We recommend using the parking site A2 (free of charge) which is closest to the museum.

Charging station for electric vehicles
There are ten charging stations in parking lot A1.

Hotel reservations
If you wish to reserve a hotel room at short notice or book tickets for events to round off your stay or trade fair visit - a trip to Villa Hügel or an evening in the Aalto-Theater, for instance - please contact our official tourism partner at the City of Essen:

Touristikzentrale Essen
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
45127 Essen
Phone: +49 201 88720-41
E-mail: touristikzentrale(at)