Zeche Erin

Zeche Erin

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Recommended by 88 out of 94 hikers


  • Julia

    "The 68 meter high conveyor tower above shaft 7 of the Erin mine with its widely visible lettering is located close to the city center and characterizes the cityscape of Castrop-Rauxels.It has since been restored and is now the landmark of a new service and commercial center on the former colliery Designed as a park of Irish landscape paintings, it commemorates the founder of the Erin mine: William Thomas Mulvany, an Irishman who left his homeland in the 1850s to start a new and successful career in the Westphalian coal industry -Eickel had already founded two collieries, Hibernia and Shamrock, he acquired extensive mining fields in Castrop-Rauxel in 1866 and created another colliery here, giving her the name Erin - the Celtic word for Ireland.In 1867 the colliery already took the promotion After initial difficulties caused by strong water absorption In the 1870s, the company developed successfully. The scaffolding over shaft 7, which remained as the only remnant on the foundation site, is still young and dates from the 1950s. The colliery had survived the war largely unscathed and in order to take advantage of the strong demand for coal in the post-war years, Erin was further expanded: 1948 shaft 6 was used for ventilation and 1953 shaft 7 in operation. Through him, from 1963, the entire Erin promotion came to light. After decommissioning on 23.12.1983, the colliery was converted into a business park in 1985. "Source:

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    • April 23, 2018

  • casterℹx (Rainer S.)

    In 1867 she founded the Irishman William Thomas Mulvany and gave her the Celtic name "Green Island". In 1983, the mine ERIN, the last remaining coal mine in the city, was shut down. The ERIN strut conveyor, which was commissioned in 1954 via shaft 7, is today a symbol of the cityscape.

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    • August 30, 2016

  • Die Seerose

    Ruhrpott as it should be!
    Green is not possible.

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    • November 8, 2019

  • Matthias

    A nice excursion destination for coal mine fans, but also for everyone else, because the adjacent park invites you to go for a walk

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    • April 6, 2020

  • Furzenberger

    Already designed colliery park. The highlight is the old mining tower of the disused Erin colliery

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    • May 23, 2020

  • WinNi

    The Erin colliery was a hard coal mine in Castrop-Rauxel.
    In 1858 Irish mining entrepreneur William Thomas Mulvany consolidated several mining field holdings in the Castrop area. As a reminder of its homeland, the new pit field was given the name of the goddess Erin, a form of the Gaelic name Eire, which stands for Ireland.

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    • October 29, 2020

  • Joe Outside

    Via Erin Park, you have the opportunity to continue hiking across the orchard and Langeloh.

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    • January 17, 2021

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Location: Castrop-Rauxel, Recklinghausen, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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