The red dot design museum in Essen, Germany
More than 2,000 exhibits from ca. 50 countries

2.000 inspirational exhibits at your fingertips: guided tour of the red dot design museum

More than 2,000 exhibits from ca. 50 countries: In the red dot design museum, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design on an area of approximately 4,000 squaremeters. Rebuilt by star architect Lord Norman Foster in 1996, the house fascinates with an inspiring atmosphere which arises from the contrast between old industrial architecture and current product culture.

In the course of the 23rd “Große Zechenfest” at UNESCO world cultural heritage Zeche Zollverein, the red dot design museum invites to a total of six free guided tours on 29 and 30 September 2012. These will inform the guests about contemporary everyday objects from all over the world. Visitors will recognise many of these consumer goods and will maybe even have one or two of the products at home. The exhibits share a very special feature that distinguishes them from other everyday items, namely their excellent design. The museum becomes experiencable as touching and testing most of the objects is allowed.

Those who want to get an insight into the fascinating world of design, are asked to register for the free guided tours by phone: +49 (0)201-301040 or via e-mail to museum(at) Visitors will only have to pay the regular entrance fee for the museum.

Opening hours:
29 September 2012: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
30 September 2012: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Guided tours:
29 September 2012: 4 p.m, 5.30 p.m., 7 p.m.   
30 September 2012: 12 a.m., 1.30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Duration: ca. 1 hour

Registration by phone: +49 (0)201-301040 or via e-mail to museum(at)

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