Skip to main content
Coke-oven plant Schwelgern

Coke-oven plant Schwelgern

Coke-oven plant Schwelgern: big, bigger, biggest

The Schwelgern coke-oven plant, built in 2003 along the river Rhine in Duisburg, is one of the most modern, environmentally friendly and largest coke-oven plants in the world.

The factory is part of the ThyssenKrupp-Werk Schwelgern steelworks and replaces the old coking plant, which had been there since 1897.

It is one of the most modern coking plants in the world, more environmentally friendly and large: its 70 ovens churn out 2.5 million tons of coke every year.


Every 10 minutes, a new batch of red-hot coke is pushed out of the ovens and cooled with water for 70 seconds under the quenching tower.


The installations are deliberately not gray, but were given a layer of green, blue and yellow paint.

How To Get There?
Gain Access to all of the information!

  • Get access to all practical information to prepare your visit, for example addresses, GPS-coordinates and instructions how to legally visit this venue.
  • Discover this location on a detailed map.
  • Get instructions how to get there, together with extra info for walkers and bikers.
  • Discover more interesting places nearby.
  • Explore hundreds of other hidden landmarks on the interactive heritage map.
  • Download the Hidden Monuments 2024 travel guide with 10 hand-picked destinations off the beaten track across Europe.

Become a member only 49,90 euro / year

Already subscribed? Log In

Discover more

Find sites in or discover more

Latest from the blog