Industriekultur Ewald

Industriekultur Ewald

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Recommended by 487 out of 506 mountain bikers


  • chilifish

    Interesting industrial relic, nice café with a good breakfast and very good cake, “beach bar” with delicious bratwurst. Starting point or turning point for a variety of tours around the Hoheward dump.

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    • July 28, 2020

  • PeterStar

    Absolutely go up the heap then you have a super overview of the whole pit Gelende

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    • October 15, 2019

  • Schollimann

    The former coal mine has established itself as an event location.

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    • June 23, 2017

  • Fahrradherz

    A great colliery located directly on the heap

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    • January 29, 2018

  • SeTro

    The Ewald mine ran for 125 years until it was closed in 2000. Like many other collieries in the Ruhr area at that time, the Ewald colliery was also troubled by the shortage of workers. She therefore carried out several recruitment campaigns in Silesia, Northern Bohemia and the Ore Mountains. Settlements were built for the immigrants near the mine, the first of which was built in 1874 on today's Elisabeth- and Sophienstrasse. A second shaft started production in 1892. In 1954 the colliery received the new central shaft 7, in which the entire production was lifted until it was closed.

    Numerous historical buildings are still preserved today, including a Malakow Tower from 1875, the administration building that was built around 1900 next to the driveway and the neoclassical office and chew building opposite from the 1920s. After the colliery was closed, the city of Herten developed a sophisticated usage concept together with RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH. The urban design by the architects Cino Zucci, Martin Halfmann and Peter Köster divides the “Projekt-Ewald” into seven “layers of land”: a rainwater canal, a valley made of trees and a spacious promenade structure the complex, which adds new commercial and office complexes to the historical building stock juxtaposes. The element of water gives the location another distinctive profile.

    The Herten Hydrogen Competence Center (H2H) is located on the northern part of the site. All stages of a possible hydrogen economy are developed and tested here, from hydrogen production to logistics and application. The focus of generation is the extraction of gas from the renewable energy source "biomass" in the "Blue Tower".
    In the meantime, with Christian Stratmann's “RevuePalast” in the former heating center, an event location in the south machine hall and the Herten tourist office in the former wages and lighting hall, several tourist uses have already been established on the area. A "classic car center" is also being built in the shaft hall.

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    • April 13, 2018

  • det801

    In order to compensate for the loss of jobs and economic power associated with the closure of the mine as soon as possible, RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH - formerly Montan-Grundstücksgesellschaft mbH (MGG) - founded together with the city of Herten in 1999 while the mine was still in operation "Project group Ewald". The aim was the economic revitalization of the approximately 52 hectare area and the creation of at least 1,000 new jobs.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • May 13, 2017

  • Andi W

    There's always something going on at the weekends. Always worth it for a bike ride or walk.

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    • June 6, 2018

  • DJTornado

    Interesting excursion destination in the Ruhr area, through the Halde Hohewardt good view to the Haard. Gastronomy not as nice as on Prince Leopold

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Michael Staniek

    Nice wooden beer garden and old pallets.

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Morksen

    Take a break in the beer garden and take a look at the industrial culture. Then or maybe better beforehand on the heap!

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    • July 11, 2020

  • Raphael K.

    Germany's finest industrial culture.

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    • August 21, 2020

  • Michael Karst

    Restoration, the origins of industry and art, as well as eating and drinking, can be discovered at the Ewald colliery. A land of milk and honey for friends of photography.

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    • August 24, 2020

  • Falko

    Varied tour. Forests, dirt roads, railway lines, canals and industrial culture alternate.

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    • July 29, 2021

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Location: Herten, Recklinghausen, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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