Coal Mine Zollern 2/4
Located in Dortmund-Bövinghausen,
Zollern 2/4 is one of the most beautifully designed mining sites in the
Ruhr area. It is now completely out of service. Zollern 2/4 is the central site
of the Westfälisches Industriemuseum (Industrial Museum of Westphalia).
All buildings, especially the central
machine hall, are fine examples of Jugendstil art used in industrial architecture.
The winding towers above the two shafts aren't the original towers. They
were originally located at the mining sites Wilhelmine Victoria
(Gelsenkirchen) and Friedrich der Große (Herne) and brought
to the site of Zollern 2/4 before the desctruction of their original sites.
The mining site of Zollern 2/4 will
remain an Museum of Industry and is generally open to the public.