Bike Touring Highlight
The Hannover colliery in Bochum was a hard coal mine and is today a location of the Westfälisches Industriemuseum of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe. The mine had a total of six shafts, which were combined in two wells (1/2/5 and 3/4/6).
October 21, 2015
Built like a fortress
To this day, the defiant Malakowturm reminds rather of a medieval castle than a former colliery - but even more impressive was the sight of the two large towers at the founding of the mine. The former carrier in the machine house is also very impressive. At the triangle Wanne-Röhlinghausen, Wattenscheid and Bochum, the coal mines Königsgrube and Hannover were built in the middle of the 19th century. The Hannover colliery, named after the residence of its founder Carl Hostmann, was built in 1857 and passed into the possession of Alfred Krupp 25 years later. In order to provide housing for the urgently needed workers, the Krupp family built the lovely garden city Dahlhauser Heide in 1907 - only a few meters away from the Hannover colliery. After its transfer to Ruhrkohle AG in 1969, four years later, the closure of the Hannover colliery as the last mine in Bochum ended a long mining tradition "deep in the west, where the sun is dusty." While the coal mine Königsgrube was completely demolished in the middle of the 70s, the Malakow tower and the engine house of the Hannover colliery were preserved.
March 11, 2018
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