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August-Victoria I-II (Germany)

The two remaining headstocks of Zeche Victoria: pit I and II. These two pits became active around the turn of the twentieth century. Named after the Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, this coal mine used to count seven pits in its heydays (around the 1960s). After the mine shut down, the buildings surrounding pit I and II were preserved – thus safeguarding their grand architecture – and today fulfill new functions.

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Zeche Holland (Germany)

Abandoned headstock of the immense coal mine Zeche Holland. The mine once boasted no less than six pits. The first pit opened in 1856 and closed approximately one century later, in 1963. The last active pit was closed in 1988. Except for this abandoned headstock, all other buildings have been torn down or redeveloped. The unique double Malakow tower of pit I & II was turned into housing whilst other machine rooms were reconverted into offices.

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Bonifatius I-II (Germany)

The only remaining headstock of Zeche Bonafatius. The first pit went into business as early as 1857. Nowadays, all remaining mine buildings have been reconverted to host a new set of functions, including a cultural centre and restaurant.

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Zeche Carl Funke (Germany)

The only remaining headstock of the coal mine Zeche Carl Funke. Although the surrounding buildings have been torn down, this headstock stands strong in the midst of a recreational forest. The origin of the Carl Funke mine dates back to as early as the 1800’s and closed its doors in 1973.

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Zeche L (Germany)

Abandoned coal mine somewhere in Germany.

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Zechenkraftwerk (Germany)

Abandoned power plant. This site is nowadays a popular hangout for young vandals and graffiti artists. Virtually every square inch of this immense network of pipes and turbines has been filled with spray-paint.

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Zeche OP (Germany)

Abandoned coal mine somewhere in Germany.

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