The Zollern colliery (Zeche Zollern) in the Bovinghausen district of Dortmund is also known by the nickname “Castle of Labour”. The brick-stone architecture of this administration building may answer the question of where this title comes from.
Do cranes own personality? I asked myself this question while strolling around the city harbour of Rostock. There, I found two port cranes nicely coloured blue and yellow. They saw their completion in a GDR combine named TAKRAF in 1960.
The Zeche Zollverein (Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex) is a former industrial site in the German city of Essen. Today, it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
The German Mining Museum (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum) in Bochum consists of a show mine and an extensive collection of exhibits regarding mining. The photo above was taken at the elevator bringing visitors down to the show mine. [German]
The Hallors and Saline Museum opened in the former Royal Prussian saline to Halle (Saale) in 1967. Members of a brotherhood of salt producers – the Hallors – still present traditional salt production in its rooms at regular events. [German]
Zeche Zollern is a colliery in Dortmund built around 1900. Many castle-like buildings evoked the nickname Schloss der Arbeit (Castle of Work). The modern-equipped machine hall became famous for its art nouveau gate.
The biggest attraction in Maximilianpark is undoubtedly the glass elephant, which uses the building of the former coal washery. A butterfly house and a museum railway complete the offer for young and old. [German]
The Knappenwelt (Pitmen’s World) in Angertal is an open-air museum about the late medieval gold and silver smelting in the Pongau area. It is a station of the Via Aurea, which focuses on gold mining in the Austrian Tauern mountain ranges. [German]
This garden house, owned by Gottlieb Daimler, housed the workshop and testing station where Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach used to work on their latest inventions.
Children can try their luck at panning for gold at this remarkable place on a creek in Angertal. Display boards explain how the young diggers will find gold in water courses. In a hut, rubber boots and pans are available for the gold panning adventure. [German]
At the Rostock City Harbour you can find old as well as reconstructed warehouses. In the rooms of the warehouse on the left side the headquarter of AIDA Cruises is based. The piers for the huge AIDA cruisers are not far way at the port of Warnemünde.
This is NOT contemporary art but the shift bosses’ change room (Steigerkaue) in the world heritage site of Rammelsberg mine. Instead of lockers the shift bosses used these baskets for storing their clothes and put them high up in the hall. A similar change room (Kaue) for miners I saw at the cocking plant Hansa in Dortmund.