Basilica of St. Vitus

Basilica of St. Vitus in Mönchengladbach

The Basilica of St. Vitus (Münster St. Vitus) stands on the Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach. The church forms, along with the town hall and the Church of the Assumption (Kirche St. Mariä Himmelfahrt), the historical city center. [German]


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]


Nordkirchen Castle

Schloss Nordkirchen in Nordkirchen, Germany

Nordkirchen Castle (Schloss Nordkirchen) is one of the most magnificent moated castles in the region of Münster. As it is considered the most representative Baroque residence in Westphalia, the complex is also named “Westphalian Versailles”. [German]