Bike Touring Highlight
What hardly anyone knows: Burgaltendorf is one of the oldest mining villages in Germany. When coal mining began at Zollverein, "Altendorf Ruhr" (the name at the time) could look back on several years of coal mining. Findings from the 15th century suggest it. The gallery mouth "Große Vastbank" is the last remaining gallery entrance in Burgaltendorf. The tunnel was created in 1863 by the colliery "Altendorf". From 1921 the tunnel served as a deposit for explosives. From 1930 to 1945, a distillery used the tunnel as a warehouse for alcohol. After the Second World War, coal was mined again for a short time, after which he served for champignon breeding until it was finally closed.
July 22, 2018
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