From 1877 to 2000, the Ewald Colliery in Herten extracted coal. It’s even recorded because once the deepest mine shaft in the Ruhr region was located here. Since it was closed, an exciting transformation took place at the mine. Today, you will find the Hoheward mine dump Visitor Centre, the RevuePalast Ruhr and in the near future MotorWorld here. Ewald Colliery is also an attractive commercial site. You can explore the historic facility with its listed mining buildings and mining equipment via the Ewald Promenade.
Vibrant colours and a lot of glitz
In the former heating centre of the Ewald Colliery, you can today see really special spectacles - the colourful shows in the RevierPalast Ruhr. In the past, coal was extracted here, now only a few buildings and extraction equipment are a testament to the past. A new life with powerfully-voiced drag shows under glittering lights now fills the walls. Here you will experience a lot of glitz, stunning costumes, elaborately made-up artists, exciting voices and great performances - all year round and in a variety of shows.
New horizons in multiple senses
New horizons are opening up to the Ewald Colliery, not only as a location for the future with developing industries, but also the eponymous exhibition in the mine’s wages and lighting hall. The exhibition ‘New Horizons - Tracing the Past’ focuses on the themes of energy, seasons and planets and in clear exhibits explains facts about the Horizon Observatory and the sundial on the Hoheward mine dump. The Hoheward and Hoppenbruch mine dumps, the biggest mine dump landscape in Europe, you will find directly alongside and can be explored by walking, cycling or on a walking or Segway tour.
Important information at a glance
You will find further information on opening times, offers and the experience exhibition on the Hoheward Visitor Centre website.
The Ewald Mine is an anchor point of the Route of Industrial Heritage.