Zeche Minister Stein

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  • Address: Deutsche Str. 5, 44339 Dortmund, Germany
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:20 Mins
  • Tags: Mine, Family And Kids

The Minister Stein mine was a coal mine founded in 1856. In the 1970’s, the mine was owned by Friedrich Grillo who merged it with a neighbouring mine. In the 1920’s, the mine was expanded with four shafts along with a hammerhead winding tower. The steel mining tower was the fist one in the country. In 1925, a crash disaster killed 136 workers. These workers are remembered even today by a memorial at the mine.

Throughout the second world war, the mine also had a rough patch. However, in 1958, the 7th shaft was added that reached a depth of 780 meters which raised the production substantially. In 1987, the mine was shut down but today you can still take a walk around the place to see the old structures and the towers that once made the mine a force in itself. The grounds look rather haunted but it is one of the most unique spots in the city architecturally.

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  • Zeche Minister Stein Address: Deutsche Str. 5, 44339 Dortmund, Germany
  • Zeche Minister Stein Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Zeche Minister Stein(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Zeche Minister Stein: 00:20 Mins
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