Conference Dinner @Event Location Zeche Zollverein

Zeche Zollverein, also known as the “Eiffeltower of the Ruhr Area”, was a coal mine in Essen that was active from 1851 to 1986. It was named after the German Zollverein founded in 1834. Today, it is an architectural and industrial monument. Together with the nearby coking plant, the mineshafts 12 and 1/2/8 have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.

The UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein impressively represents the successful transformation of the Ruhr Area. The once largest and most efficient coal mine and coking plant Zollverein is now a lively location for art, culture, industrial history and design. Furthermore, the location is an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.