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  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Unfortunately, you can only visit it from the outside. Only on very few occasions can you look inside.

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    • January 15, 2018

  • Jo

    As Malakow tower (also Malakoff tower, rare Malakov tower) refers primarily mining towers in the mining industry with a characteristic design, which were common in the shaft promotion in the 1850s to 1870s in continental Europe, but occasionally even to the Built at the end of the 19th century.

    The structures are massive masonry towers with a fortress-like architecture. The sturdy construction of up to three meters thick brickwork and a stiffened construction in the interior made it possible to hold the heavy pulleys and absorb the enormous pulling forces of the carriers. The mighty towers were to be found in the districts of the Ruhr area, the Saarland, in Saxony, Lower and Upper Silesia, and in the Aachen area, but also occasionally in Belgium and France. They were mainly used in hard coal mining and ore and potash mining.

    Malakov towers were replaced as the predominant form of construction with welded steel frameworks, after sufficient steel was available and technically able to construct such large scaffoldings cost-effectively.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 1, 2018

  • Gerd

    Last surviving shaft structure from the Mechernicher mining period.

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    • October 6, 2016

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    ... a winding tower built in 1870 over a shaft of the Bleierz mine Emil, the only surviving tower in the Rhineland outside the Ruhr area; Landmark with very long-distance effect, Blickachsen of Lückerath and Roggendorf. - Reminder of the former importance of Mechernicher Bleibergbaues ...
    At the Malakow tower is a passenger conveyor shaft.

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Nina

    The Malakow Tower primarily refers to mining towers with a characteristic design, which were common in shaft mining in continental Europe in the 1850s to 1870s, but were also occasionally erected until the end of the 19th century.The buildings are massive brickwork towers with a fortress-like architecture. The stable construction of up to three meters thick brick masonry and a stiffened construction inside made it possible to hold the heavy rope sheaves and to absorb the enormous tensile forces of the carriers.

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    • April 6, 2020

  • 🅱️etty🚶🏼‍♀️🐎

    Interesting thanks to the detailed information board. Worth reading.

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    • January 2, 2021

  • Gisela MoMa

    Another fine example of "picturesque" industrial architecture

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Helmut Bär

    Nice round to the last 4 km

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    • November 21, 2017

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Location: Mechernich, Euskirchen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation430 m

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