The Red Dot Design Museum is open to the public again. Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, special protection rules apply. For example, the wearing of a face mask is obligatory.
Please note that tickets cannot be pre-ordered by telephone. However, there are also no long waiting times at the box office.
Please note: On Monday, 10 August 2020, the museum will be closed due to an event.
Address for visitors
Red Dot Design Museum Essen
Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site
Areal A [Schacht/Shaft XII], Kesselhaus [A7]
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
Phone: +49 201 30104-60
Telefax: +49 201 30104-40
Travel by tram
Tram line 107, exit at station “Zollverein”.
» Electronic journey planner by VRR
Travel by car
exit “Gelsenkirchen Hessler/Essen-Katernberg” (towards Essen-Katernberg)
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)
GPS: N 51.447328 E 7.011423
Follow the signs marked “Zollverein”. We recommend using the parking site A2 (free of charge) which is closest to the museum.
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, a musical at the Collosseum or an evening in the Aalto-Theater, for instance - please contact our official tourism partner at the City of Essen:
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