Museum Zeche Hannover

aerial view Zeche Hannover I/II/V

Zeche Hannover

Malakow tower and house for the winder

house for the winder

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Zeche Hannover I/II/V

Günnigfelder Straße 251, 44793 Bochum

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Zeche Hannover I/II/V

In the mid-19th century two pits developed on the border of the towns of Herne and Bochum: One, Zeche Königsgrube in Herne was in operation from 1855 to 1967. After the former pit buildings had been almost completely been demolished, a park catering to the people in the neighbouring districts was created here. The second, Bergwerk Hannover I/II/V in Bochum, was erected as a typical, symmetrical double pitframe pit from 1856. In 1973, it was the last pit in Bochum to be shut down. Zeche Hannover’s extant buildings are a Malakow tower (this type of pitframes was named after Fort Malakow for its “fortress-like” appearance) and the machine shed with its steam pitframe from 1893. They are now part of the Westfälisches Industriemuseum.
Here on the border of Herne and Bochum we can see on a comparatively small territory how the landscape in the Ruhr area has changed over the past 150 years: Former farms still attest to the agricultural character of old; the remaining pit buildings, tips and railway tracks are relics of the industrial period; parks and allotments and a nature reserve around subsidence waters show how the landscape changed again as a result of all the mining activity here.
What we now deem a contradiction is just a documentation of said change, which you can also trace on the Erlebnispfad (adventure trail) of Biologische Station östliches Ruhrgebiet.

Author: Route der Industriekultur/ Editorial baukunst-nrw
Last changed on 24.09.2007


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