UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

Germany - Essen - UNESCO 144 - Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen - 25e_FördergerüstThe Zollverein mine in Essen was the world’s most modern coal-mining and biggest coking plant.

The two Bauhaus-inspired architects, Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer, who designed every last detail of the twin-axis industrial complex to harmonise in accordance with the principles of symmetry and geometry, created a unique model complex in Zollverein Shaft XII and the cokery in a new functional style. Since then, the site has been developed into an industrial monument of international importance with a lively arts centre.

At the “most attractive coal mine in the Ruhr” visitors can trace the development of modern art of the 1920s and 1930s alongside that of heavy industry. Parts of the surface plants have been preserved in their original condition. Here, visitors can follow the “Black Gold Trail”  accompanied by expert tour guides. On the tour, illustrative models, films and museum installations show how the coal was processed.

© www.zollverein.deGermany - Essen - UNESCO 144 - Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

© Matthias Duschner/Stiftung Zollverein

Germany - Essen - UNESCO 144 - Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in EssenBesucherzentrum Zollverein

Zollverein Schacht XII, Halle 14

Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen

Tel.: +49 (201) 2468-10
Fax: +49 (201) 8543100

E-Mail: besucherzentrum@zollverein.de
Internet: www.zollverein.de

© Matthias Duschner/Stiftung Zollverein
© Manfred Vollmer

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