TAKRAF cranes in Rostock

Cranes at the city harbour of Rostock, Germany

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.


Zeche Zollverein in Essen

Winding tower at Zeche Zollverein, Germany

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.


German Mining Museum

Inside the German Mining Museum (Deutsches Bergbaumuseum) in Bochum, Germany

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]


Warehouses at the city harbour of Rostock

Warehouses at the city harbour of Rostock, Germany

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.