Carl Colliery
Carl Colliery

Carl Colliery – cultural centre for all

Rooted in old Essen and north of Essen, Carl Colliery is a prime example of a vibrant cultural centre. Here, where coal used to be extracted, residents of Old Essen founded these premises in the 70s. To this day, the centre has wanted to involve the residents of the surrounding district, regardless of age or cultural background.

A diverse programme

A wide range of events take place at Carl Colliery. Regional, national and even international artists appear here. Singers and bands from all genres put on their best performance at regular intervals. In addition to concerts, you can visit dance events, markets, lectures, cabaret, comedy and theatre in the mine’s long programme. There is also a programme for children and families, such as for example children’s theatre, cinema, children’s concerts, special tours or a flea market. At the same time, individual events cater for the ‘older people’. Something for everyone! Various clubs and initiatives also offer workshops.

Have you heard of the Knüppelknifte?

The former Essen Colliery not only has events to offer, but also something tasty for your palate. In ‘Malakow’, a restaurant with a beer garden, named after the collierie's Malakow tower, you will find main meals and light bites. But our highlight is the Knüppelknifte. With this innovative design, the ‘Malakow’ allows the twist bread tradition to live on. Whether sweet or salty, for vegetarians or meat lovers, you can make your Knifte individually and grill it over your own fire on your table.*

Important information at a glance

Carl Mine
Wilhelm-Nieswandt-Allee 100
45326 Essen
Tel.: +49 201 8344410
E-mail: info(at)

*If you want to enjoy a ‘Knüppelknifte’, prior booking is essential.
You will find further information on the events programme, workshops and the ‘Malakow’ restaurant on the Carl Mine website.