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The Zeche Zollern is a decommissioned hard coal mine in the northwest of the city of Dortmund, in the Bövinghausen district.
The Zeche Zollern II / IV is now one of eight museum locations of the decentralized LWL industrial museum, which is also located here. The colliery is an anchor point on the Route of Industrial Culture in the Ruhr Area and the European Route of Industrial Culture.
June 28, 2015
The Zeche Zollern is a decommissioned hard coal mine in Dortmund. Zollern is one of the most architecturally remarkable mining facilities in the Ruhr area. One of the guided tours offered on the premises or through the machine hall is worthwhile.
August 20, 2018
The machine hall of the Zollern colliery was not demolished as planned, but was the first industrial building in Germany to be listed. The central machine hall of the colliery was at that time no longer executed in solid construction, but in the hope of faster completion than a brick-filled iron truss construction. The Berlin architect Bruno Möhring (1863-1929) provided the decoration of the machine hall with details in Art Nouveau forms, the highlight of which was the main entrance with colored glazing.
October 5, 2016
“At the same time as the Zeche Zollern II / IV, the Landwehr colony was built, which, like the mine, was to become a model facility like the mine, according to the client the colony is designed in the villa style and the houses are of various types. "First a two-family house was built for Steiger in Grubenweg 1 in 1898, and two years later the house for the operator at Rhader Weg 7. This was followed by two four-family houses for mine officials (Grubenweg 3 and Rhader Weg 6) and 1903/04, at about the same time as coal mining began, and finally the long-planned workers 'settlement along with other civil servants' apartments. The 23 houses with 87 residential units are divided into five building types with mostly four apartments. The designs came from the Gelsenkirchen master builder Paul Knobbe, who also planned the daytime facilities of the colliery apart from the machine hall. Windows, entrance areas, gable fields and roofs, as well as the settlement complex as a whole, testify to ingenuity and care in planning. All apartments had stables and gardens.
Landwehr Colony. Photo: RIK / Guntram Walter Landwehr colony. Photo: RIK / Guntram Walter
A visit to the New Colony in Neptunstraße, Ober- and Unterdelle, which shows the further development of workers' housing at the Zollern II / IV colliery, is also worthwhile. Uniform multi-family houses were created here in a simple row. From the start of mining until 1907, when the New Colony was established, the workforce at the colliery increased from 884 to 1,511 employees. Apartments had to be created in a short time for the rapidly growing number of miner families, including many Masurians and other immigrants. "Source: route-industriekulturr.de
March 11, 2017
There were enough coal mines, conveyor frames and machine halls in the former mining area of Dortmund. The Zeche Zollern is doing here, so I find an exception. The whole area is rather castle-like and not functional sober. For me one of the most beautiful coal mine ever. Convince yourself ...
February 4, 2018
This colliery settlement with its typical charm is representative of the early era of mining industrialization in the Ruhr area. Together with the coal mine area of Zeche Zollern II / IV, which is now accessible as a museum, you can experience the early history of modern mining here.
A visit to the museum is also recommended in this context.
With regard to cycling, it should be noted that the area with the NSG Dellwiger Bachtal and the green corridors in the direction of Castrop-Rauxel offers unimagined natural travel options.
September 26, 2017
Very nice coal mine and a great industrial museum.
More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeche_Zollern and route-industriekultur.ruhr/themenrouten/06-dortmund-dreiklang-kohle-stahl-bier/zeche-zollern.html
April 14, 2020
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