Not that long ago, Germany has as well a rich coal producing history.
One of the largest squares were the Zeche, under the smoke of Essen (or the other way around)
After that the production was stopped, in the 70s, the area became at the UNESCO Architecture Memorial places.
Our visit to it can be settled in one word. Huge.
Immense buildings, a view in the recent history. I hope you enjoy the photos
And also Mini Jon, the Minion