ISO 1600

Industrial heritage: Zollern colliery

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 09/19/2022 - 18:29

The disused coal mine Zeche Zollern in Dortmund is one of the most architecturally remarkable pits in the Ruhr area. The park-like facility with its impressive Art Nouveau buildings still shows today that it was built as a model colliery around 1900 and was intended to show both economic strength and progress.

We visited the facility with our friends from Herne, the photographers Renate and Jürgen Saibic, whom we met many years ago on Easter Island in Chile.

Country

Ruhr culture: Tiger and Turtle

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 09/19/2022 - 13:09

Insiders call it the "Magic Mountain", the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Hill in Duisburg's Angerpark, on which the artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth have erected a huge construction reminiscent of a roller coaster and called Tiger and Turtle. If you walk over its lanes, you will pass impressive views of Duisburg's special features.

Country