Zollverein XV – Essen Picture

Zollverein XV

Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Ruhr Museum, Essen, 2016

The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex (German Zeche Zollverein) 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 Ruhr Museum at the Zollverein Coal Mine is not an industrial museum, but a new type of regional museum. An integrative concept combines natural and cultural history, showcasing the entire history of the Ruhrgebiet, from the formation of coal 300 million years ago to the current structural change towards the Ruhr Metropolis.

Sources: Wikipedia, Ruhr Museum official site.

Image published by August Brill on 2018-02-15 09:30:55 and used under Creative Commons license.

Tagged: , Ruhr , “Zeche Zollverein” , “Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex” , Essen , Germany , Germania , Zollverein

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