Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex
The Ruhr’s most celebrated industrial facility and a World Heritage Site, the Zollverein Complex is a vast coal mine and coking plant in operation from 1847 to 1993. Its heyday came in the post-war period when industry like this powered Germany’s Wirtschaftswunder (Economic Miracle). The Zollverein Complex has also been described as the most beautiful, for the clean Bauhaus architecture of Shaft 12, completed in 1932. The 100-hectare complex was sold to the city after it closed and quickly became a monument and a UNESCO site.
Now it’s a day out, hosting attractions like the Ruhr Museum and the Red Dot Design Museum.
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