Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex

Local nameZeche Zollverein
LocationEssen, Germany

The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a large former industrial site in the city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has been inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since December 14, 2001, and is one of the anchor points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

The first coal mine on the premises was founded in 1847, and mining activities took place from 1851 until December 23, 1986. For decades, starting in the late 1950s, the two parts of the site, Zollverein Coal Mine and Zollverein Coking Plant, ranked among the largest of their kinds in Europe. Shaft 12, built in the New Objectivity style, was opened in 1932 and is considered an architectural and technical masterpiece, earning it a reputation as the "most beautiful coal mine in the world".

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Opening hours

24/7

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zollverein_Coal_Mine_Industrial_Complex

Official Website https://www.zollverein.de/

UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/975

Email nfo@zollverein.de

Phone +49 201 246810

Coordinates 51°29'18.51" N 7°2'22.019" E

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