Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.


  • © Annette Jonak, Anne Lochmann

    Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

    The story of Bochum's Jahrhunderthalle begins in the year 1903, when the monumental steel structure was erected on the site of the Bochumer Verein für Bergbau und Guss-Stahlfabrikation, between the works railway and the blast furnace plant. Its design had caused a sensation the previous year when it was presented at the trade and industry exhibition in Düsseldorf.

  • © Michael Kneffel

    Gebläsehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord

    The three blast furnaces of the Aktiengesellschaft für Hüttenbetrieb, founded by August Thyssen in the north of Duisburg in 1902, began production the following year. The Gebläsehalle or blasting hall forms part of the former steam blasting plant, a complex dating back to the works' beginnings.

  • © Thomas Mayer

    PACT Zollverein, Essen

    Residing in the former coop of the biggest coal-mine of the Ruhr area, the PACT Zollverein is still closely connected with the history of the building and the entire tariff union premises.


  • Mischanlage Kokerei Zollverein

    The Zollverein coke-works was developed from 1957 to 1961 adjacent to the Zollverein mine. Here around 10, 000 tonnes of coal could be converted to approx. 7,500 tonnes of coke per day.

  • Maschinenhaus Zeche Carl

    The Maschinenhaus Essen is part of the former pit Carl that was instituted 1855. The brick building was built with a base area of 14 * 20 metres in the year 1990 as a location for the steam machine manoeuvring the conveyor cage. 1929 the coal extraction was ceased.

  • © Michael Kneffel

    Maschinenhalle Zeche Zweckel, Gladbeck

    At first glance, the machine hall of the former Zweckel colliery built in 1909 does not look much like an industrial plant. 126 metres long, the symmetrically designed building reminds one more of a palace. This is hardly surprising given that the monarchist Prussian state which commissioned the hall had a particular interest in asserting its own claim to authority.