Former mines go from coal to cool with music festivals, giant steel art installations—and Europe’s biggest artificial lake district.
Coal plants have fallen one by one. Wind turbines have sprung up among old shaft towers as Germany strives to hit its renewable energy goals.
Essen’s experiment: can going green revive a post-industrial city economy?; Prathap Nair; The Guardian
The German city is working to shake off the coal dust of the industrial Ruhr, but will green tourism be profitable enough to regain its former economic strength?
Germany’s Transition From Coal To Renewable Energy Offers Lessons For The Rest Of The World; Emma Bryce; Ensia
The country’s decades-long shift from industrial mining to clean energy has brought both challenge and opportunity…
Zollverein Coal Mine is considered as the most beautiful coal mine in the world. In Germany, there lies a treasure unlike any other: a coal mine. You might scoff at the idea, but the Zollverein Coal Mine in Germany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also known as the most beautiful coal mine in the world.