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.
Today, the facility is one of eight locations of the LWL Industrial Museum, which also maintains this shaft facility as part of the Route of Industrial Culture in the Ruhr Area. More information: Wikipedia