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Osterfeld colliery

Osterfeld colliery

Coal mixing plant in Oberhausen

The domed coke mixing plant in Oberhausen is the most remarkable remains of the former Osterfeld coal mine.

The forty-meter-high coke mixing plant was put into use in the 1980s and has a diameter of 88 meters. After the closure of the coal mine, it was preserved and reused as a Gartendom during the 1999 State Garden Show. Since then it has not been given a new destination .

The rest of the coal mine was almost completely razed to the ground after its closure in 1992. Only the shaft and the access and administration buildings were preserved.

National Garden Show

The factory grounds were redeveloped as the OLGA landscape park , which was the setting for the 1999 State Garden Show. Where the coal bunker and coke ovens once stood, a panoramic tower was built for the occasion, which you can still climb today.

The shaft trestle that was put into use in 1950 was named after the German industrialist Paul Reusch and remained standing after its closure.

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