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Kokerei Zollverein

Kokerei Zollverein

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Recommended by 791 out of 823 cyclists

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  • Jan

    The gigantic plant was built in 1957 - 1961 in connection with the Zollverein XII mine and was the most modern coking plant in Europe. The design was taken over by the Ruhrpott industrial architect Fritz Schupp.
    In 1973, the number of ovens was increased and the output increased to 8000 t of coke per day. Here were up to 1100 people employed. The main product coke was used for smelting in iron and steel production. Up to 4 million cubic meters of coke oven gas were cleaned daily from tar, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and crude benzene.
    With the steel crisis in the 1990s, the coking plant was decommissioned in 1993, it was listed in 1999, and since 2002 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    • July 19, 2019

  • FRANK.V

    As almost everywhere in the area, you will find old colliery and factory premises that are now open to the general public. Zollverein is particularly interesting as it is also a World Heritage Site.
    The extensive area invites you to extensive tours by bike or on foot.

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    • March 2, 2017

  • SigiMan

    A part of the world cultural heritage Zollverein counts the imposing coking plant. At the 6 m high and 650 m long plant gnaws the time, the rust.

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    • November 24, 2018

  • Rainer Siebrands 🏳️‍🌈 🇩🇪 🇪🇺

    World Heritage just. In the summer probably still worth seeing

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    • May 1, 2019

  • Dennie

    Anyone who is interested in industrial culture in the Ruhrgebiet definitely has to!

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    • June 13, 2019

  • RadlerJan

    Interesting and nice area.
    Great preserved and easy to explore.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokerei_Zollverein

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    • April 14, 2020

  • Ferdi

    Great location for young and old

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    • August 1, 2019

  • purralf

    100 hectares of beautiful old industrial culture. Just bike everywhere with your bike.

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    • April 6, 2020

  • Redi

    Pure Ruhr area. Once the heart - today culture

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    • April 11, 2020

  • Bruno Knitter

    The breathtaking industrial landscape is really impressive and therefore an absolute highlight.

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    • September 13, 2020

  • Marc

    Here you should, if you have the time to join a tour ... it's worth it

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    • June 12, 2020

  • Franky on tour🚴‍♂️💨

    Imposing to look at! Parking on A1 free of charge

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    • February 28, 2021

  • Petra

    It is simply impressive how beautiful this colliery is.

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Uwe Henzler

    For me it is perhaps the most impressive building of "industrial culture", even more exciting than the mine

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    • August 16, 2021

  • Atze (Roland H.)

    You can go there as often as you like.
    One is always overwhelmed by the huge facilities there.

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    • March 24, 2022

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Location: Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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