Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Unesco Site, Essen, Germany
In its day, shaft XII at the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen was the world’s largest and most modern coal-mining facility and a leading example of the development of heavy industry in Europe. Today, with its Bauhaus-influenced design, the mine is a triumph of modern industrial architecture and a centre for art and culture.
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