Friday, April 14, 2017

Route Industriekultur (Industrial Heritage Trail) in Germany

Route Industriekultur  (Industrial Heritage Trail)

(1) Henrichshutte Hattingen 
(2) Deutsches Bergbau - Museum Bochum
(3) Gasometer Oberhausen
(4) Aquarius Mulheim
(5) Zeche Zollern Dortmund
(6) Tetraeder Bottrop
(7) Zeche Zollverein Essen

This postcard is postmarked in 2017 from Germany.

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The Industrial Heritage Trail links tourist attractions related to the industrial heritage in the Ruhr area in Germany. It is a part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

(1) The Henrichsh├╝tte is a former hut factory in Hattingen and is now operated as a museum .

(2) The German Mining Museum in Bochum is the largest mining museum in the world.

(3) The Gasometer Oberhausen is a former gas holder in Oberhausen, Germany, which has been converted into an exhibition space.

(4) The Aquarius Water Museum is a water tower that has been shut down.  In 1989 it was renovated and converted into a museum.

(5) The Zeche Zollern II/IV Colliery (Coal Mining) is located in Dortmund, Germany. In 1969 it was recognized as Germany's first technical building and a monument of international importance. Since 1981, it has been the headquarters of the Westphalian Industrial Museum.

(6) The Tetrahedron in Bottrop is a walkable steel structure in the form of a tetrahedron with a side length of 60m, resting on four 9m tall concrete pillars. 

(7) The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a large former industrial site in the city of Essen, Germany. It has been inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since December 14, 2001.
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