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  1. 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. Explore The entrance was *access details removed*. 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! Thanks for reading and looking!
  2. An old abandoned coalmine in Germany. The baskets are really special and it was nice too see, 'cause my grandpa used to work in a coalmine in the Netherlands. But probably back then it looked different. Tnx for watching #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
  3. Hey Guys The Zeche H. in west germany, was my first Location and the start of my exploring time... I hate the puctures but i will show you a litte rework! 1. Kaue - Zeche H 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Kaue - Zeche H 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Kaue - Zeche H 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  4. Zeche M/Heinz is a huge abandoned Bergwerk or coal mine in Germany. The underground pits extend great distances, and above ground the industrial site for processing the hard coal is certainly large-scale. The site has developed over the years so the complex of buildings and machinery are a combination of modern technology alongside older techniques. A huge 55 meter tall tower houses two electric motors and winding gear for hoisting the miners and equipment into and out of the mineshaft. Each has its own control room to add to the epic look! There are several rooms for the baskets in which the miners stored their clothing and personal belongings while they were mining. Each basket can the drawn up to the ceiling, out of reach, and locked in place to ensure the security of the items they contain. The coal processing plant is extensive and contains a network of conveyors for transporting the coal around the site. Some of the machines are clearly older than others and some appear to have been out of commission for a lot longer than the the site has been closed. 1. Our Visit This turned out to be quite an epic trip! In the company of Spider Monkey, we got the overnight ferry to Rotterdam, having lots of fun on the crossing, roof-topping the ship and trying to get to the engine rooms! We made the journey to Germany for an early start at the mine, and spent the whole day exploring the massive place. We didn’t venture into the mine itself, above-ground there was so much to see, each area being completely different – it was like several explores in one! The baskets were amazing, and there were so many of them – bringing home just how many people used to work there. The highlight, however, was the green electric motors for hoisting things up and down the mineshaft. This was certainly one of my favourite industrial explores. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
  5. Hi crazy fellow urbex people, I've been 2 times at this location. The first time was already almost dark and we thought there was no entrance anymore... All the windows were closed and sealed... But we didn't look good because later we heard were the opening was. And I really wanted to capture some of those weird baskets that they use at the mine to store your personal belongings. They put their stuff in it and ther raise it to the ceiling. Every person had his own lock so people could not lower someone else his basket... pretty clever use of the space! The only interesting thing for me to photograph were the baskets... the rest of the place was not so interesting to me... Please if you like it put some comments ... love to hear some feedback! See ya, Marco
  6. When we arrived at the gates, parked the car 100 mtrs away we saw the security walking around there. This entrance is a no go. Parked the car somewhere else and get in the hard way. After 1.5 hours they found us Busted, after a talk, that took prints of our ID's and put us into the system. Next time we got caught in an abandoned mine there will be serious consequences. Lucky for us, we didnt got caught by the night shift. He was about to let the guard dogs free, and said the other guys had to call the cops. We got away with a warning #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
  7. This was a coal mine dating back to 1902, the last mining shaft was filled in by 1999, and the colliery closed in 2008. Rumour has it demolition is scheduled for May, but there is info online suggesting it be retained as an industrial monument so I'm not entirely sure. I saw this pop up a while ago, roll on a few months and a trip to Germany was in full swing with two funny fuckers; extreme_ironing and monkey. Massive thank you to those guys for some great laughs and Miaro for his help with this place, it's a proper gem. We heard security had been stepped up recently and police involvement would be a given so we were very cautious on our approach. We spotted security hanging around the suggested access point so we improvised and ended up using the conveyor belts to navigate from building to building. The site is colossal, my favourite bit was the tracks but the rest of it was pretty epic too, especially the little turbine hall hiding at the top of a 15 storey tower. Holidays with mates exploring epic shit, what's not to like? Roll on more trips like this motherfuckers! 1. A maze of conveyor belts 2. 3. 4. Parts under collapse 5. 6. Monkey doing his balancing act 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Mining cart 17. 18. 19. Tracks 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. After climbing the tower we reached this 26. 27. 28. Thanks for looking
  8. Visited with The_Raw and Monkey, cheers Miaro and Andy for the location info. huge site, we were there for quite a few hours and didn't explore half the buildings due to time constraints, a coal mine dating back to 1902, we managed to get into the coking and refinery works. Security is stepped up quite a bit recently apparently and we saw and heard a fair few people on site. The last mining shaft was filled in by 1999, the colliery and with works were closed in 2008. Was told the site is due for demo very soon but other info I've found online talk about it being retained as a industrial monument. There were a set of circular tracks on one level with a ton of control panels to go with it, and a set of turbines up top of the tallest building on site, we really didn't expect to find it there after climbing all the way up through countless dark empty rooms. The tracks. Control panel in the turbine room. With a very comfy reclining chair. Conveyor belts, we used these to move between buildings with some ease. A lot more to see here potentially.
  9. Zeche Hugo Well this place has been photographed and reported numerous times so won't bore you with a load of text So on with the photos
  10. Yesterday, I went to visit a friend. A while ago, he moved to the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, specifically the known Ruhr area, because of a girl he met on the interwebs. While planning the ride, I was looking here and there on Google Earth if there's something to visit, just to find most things torn down or turned into parks. The day scheduled, literally the last minute possible to make a detour in time, I found out the town where Zeche P is located, turning out to be 30km from where I wanted to go, anyway. Sadly, it was a rather rushed job, but at least there's a few pictures that came out OK. The nearby powerplants were clouding the sun, due to the cold weather, which was a bit annoying. A flashlight would have helped the explore, and some glowsticks to create a setting of some pretty dark rooms. Alas, maybe the coming summer... Also, there seems to be some sort of cold war between visitors and the owners of the place, because there's plenty of new welded joints blocking access to the office buildings. #1 Zeche P by cerealbawx, on Flickr #2 Zeche P by cerealbawx, on Flickr #3 Zeche P by cerealbawx, on Flickr #4 Zeche P by cerealbawx, on Flickr #5 Zeche P by cerealbawx, on Flickr #6 Zeche P by cerealbawx, on Flickr
  11. Hi! first post here, been around the sites for about a year but never joined up...... so got my act together and joined! My first report if from my recent euro trip with the mrs, this one was solo as she couldn't hack the entry unfortunately! but this helped inside as there were workers working inside and around the building! History: Zeche Hugo is a former coal mine. Established in 1873 the mine continued to operate until 2000, at which time the coal seam had been almost fully exploited. At it's height in the 1960's it employed 5000 and excavated 3.5 millions tons a year. It operated out of 8 shafts and eventually reached a depth of 1200 metres. Zeche Hugo is famous for its large hall of 'bird cages', officially known as 'Kaue', they were used to hold workers clothing and possessions during their shifts. As the mine worked into the latter half of the 20th century, a large proportion of the workforce consisted of immigrants, mostly of Turkish descent. Pictures: Cheers! Slackyboi https://www.facebook.com/slackyboiphotography
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