Ruhr Museum in Essen

Inside the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany

The Ruhr Museum is placed in the former coal preparation plant at the Zeche Zollverein. On several floors, it tells not only the story of the Zeche (coal mine) but also shows the history of the Ruhr area (Ruhrgebiet).

Industrial Heritage

Zeche Zollverein in Essen

Winding tower at Zeche Zollverein, Germany

The Zeche Zollverein (Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex) is a larger former industrial site and is inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. I was especially impressed by the use of Bauhaus style for some buildings.