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Germany Bergwerk DB - March 2019

ForgottenBuildings

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History

This coal mine was established in 1910 and was funded by the Prussian empire. This facility contained two elevator towers. In 1912 the construction began on a cokes plant right next to the coal mine.

In 1943 the mine shut down due to the second world war, after 6 years the mine reopened again. With this reopening there was also a major renovation, with this renovation there was a larger modern elevator added to the facility. In 1998 the facility was bought by a big coal mining corporation which owned 5 other coal mines. In 2008 the 98 year old coal mining facility was closed down by the government. The historic part is currently being restored and the part that was renovated after the war will probably be torn down.

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when we got in we first went trough a whole system with conveyer belts, after that we ended up in the huge coal washery. after we explored this part we went up into the elevator tower. The tower was 10 floors high so we were quite tired then we were on the tower but it was really worth it, in the tower there was an enormous electrical lift motor which was really nice to take pictures from. It was a really cool place to explore, I really enjoyed it! I also made a documentary about this place, the video is down below this post (it is in Dutch, but it has english subtitles)

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Here is the video i made on this place

 
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Very nice! Been meaning to see this for a while. Better get a move on if they're planning to tear half of it down but glad to hear they're preserving some of it, always a shame to lose a historic industrial site.  Thanks for posting :)  

 

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Good to see this again. One of my favourite places when I went. Can you let me know an approximate date of your visit so I can add it to the title please, just month/year is fine. Thanks

 
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Good to see this again. One of my favourite places when I went. Can you let me know an approximate date of your visit so I can add it to the title please, just month/year is fine. Thanks
I loved this place too! and I went on March 2019 

 
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