Zollverein – UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of change
A Place of Change
Hundreds of mines in the Ruhr region produced coal, but UNESCO designated only one as a World Heritage Site: the huge industrial complex of the Zollverein coal mine and coking plant is a technical and aesthetic masterpiece of mining architecture, but also a place of modernity and of transformation.
Unique Industrial Architecture
Bauhaus, New Objectivity, symmetry ̶ Zollverein architects Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer created “the most beautiful colliery in the world”.