Sonntag, 10. November 2019
The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex (German: "Zeche Zollverein") is a large former industrial site in the German city of Essen and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The first coal mine on the premises was founded in 1847, and mining activities took place from 1851 until 1986. For decades, starting in the late 1950s, parts of the site ranked among the largest of their kinds in Europe.
Built in the "New Objectivity" style (German: "Neue Sachlichkeit"), it is an architectural and technical masterpiece, earning it a reputation as the "most beautiful coal mine in the world".