Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
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.
July 19, 2019
Like almost everywhere in the area you will find old colliery and factory premises that are now available to a broad public. Zollverein is particularly interesting as it is also a World Heritage Site.
In the spacious grounds invites you to long bike or on foot tours.
March 2, 2017
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