Steigerhaus, Vereinsheim des SGV Witten

Steigerhaus, Vereinsheim des SGV Witten

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  • MrIdea

    In the middle of the Muttental lies the outdoor area of the mining exhibition AK Muttental, which is open all year round. In the exhibition, the transition from the Altbergbau to the modern coal mining is shown on the basis of numerous exhibits.

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Julia

    The coal mine Herberholz is an ideal resting place directly in the Muttental. Over coffee and cake, delicious grilled meat, tarte flambée or a snack and a cool drink, they fortify themselves for their next stage.
    In the house itself is a small exhibition with collection pieces and illustrations of the historic mining can be seen.
    In the immediate vicinity of the colliery is the miners' prayer house. Not far away you will find the castle Steinhausen, the equestrian center Frielinghaus, the castle ruins Hardenstein, the colliery Nachtigall and the mine and field railway museum colliery Theresia. In the midst of the mother valley, the colliery Herberholz was built in the years 1855/56.

    By consolidating existing stollen operations, the pit fields below the St. Johannes Erbstollen were to be dismantled. The colliery was named after the ascendant Herberholz, who forced the merger.

    The merger of individual tiller pits and the transition to civil engineering has taken a decisive step, which should also be of great importance for industrial development.

    The mined coal from the Herberholz coal mine was brought to light via the "Elisabeth" shaft of the "Louisenglück" colliery. The production amounted to about 500,000 bushels (29,000 tons) of coal per year. The mansion on Herberholz was used for ventilation and for the plant.
    The outdoor exhibition is freely accessible throughout the year. ADMISSION FREE!"

    Further information & source:

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    • October 28, 2017

  • Marc

    Just look and stop. it's worth it all times

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Marc

    Nice to see how it used to be

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Colliery Herberholz
    The brick building was built around 1875 and was an operating building of the coal mine Louisenglück and Herberholz.
    Today it serves as a clubhouse of the Mining Historic Sites Ruhr district and houses a small mining history exhibition. Guided tours around the old colliery area are available on request.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Tante Reisefieber

    Admission to the small, great exhibition on the history of mining is free. Next door is a small restaurant as a refreshment stop.

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Es😊

    Interesting 9 km long circular route Muttental, there is a lot of historical working material from mining to discover. In the Muttental valley, mining began in Kohenpott in 1578. Today there is a picturesque natural landscape. As a starting point, I can recommend the large hiking car park at the Margarethe shaft, a rest area with benches is also available.

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    • June 28, 2020

  • netreisetagebuch

    "... We reach the Zechenhaus Herberholz, in which a mining museum has been lovingly set up. You can see images and exhibits of historical mining ...."
    Find out more at:

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    • June 10, 2021

  • Richie

    This is how things would work in the past.

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    • April 17, 2021

  • HE-MAN 🤘🏻⚡

    Nice stopover to rest.
    Lots of useful information.

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    • April 19, 2021

  • Andi

    Not far behind the prayer house is the mining exhibition at the Herberholz colliery. A collection of tools and objects can be viewed freely all year round on the large outdoor area. The exhibition focuses in particular on the progress of technology. Expansion signs are shown as well as tools, drills, mining trucks and much more. The Zechenhaus itself offers a small collection on historical mining on weekends and public holidays. In addition, there is the possibility of refreshment here during the opening times.

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    • October 17, 2021

  • Uwe M.

    Here is some an article in the WAZ from (excerpt from the article in the WAZ from 03.09.2018)"Heinz Eberle never worked underground. He still has mining memories with his wife. We met both of them for" More Than Coal ".The Muttental, the "cradle of Ruhr coal mining". Decades ago, the Eberles fell in love with this “open-air museum”, which is unique in Germany, where coal seams can be seen for days and everything revolves around the black gold.The Bochum-based restaurateurs have been the restaurateurs at Zechenhaus Herberholz for three years, pampering walkers and hikers who are out and about on the nine-kilometer-long mining-historical circular route at the weekend and on public holidays with coffee, cake and grilled meat. "

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    • November 1, 2021

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