Cologne, November 2011 − Travels − Captain Tom

Cologne, November 2011

I am just for a weekend in Cologne and visit Franz and Susanne again. This time we want to follow traces of German coal mining in the area of Bochum and Essen

Coal Mining

German Mining Museum in Bochum with an old mine underneath and a huge mine head tower
The miner's sign
Susanne and Franz at the entry
Inside the exhibition mine
Huge machines for coal mining
On top of the mine head tower
It is quite high (about 210 feet)
Views from above with nice fall colors
A little mine locomotive
The mine head tower
Zeche Zollverein in Essen, one of the most important coal mines, now converted into a mining museum and UNESCO world heritage
Coal processing
Views from the roof of one processing building
The Flight to Berlin

The flight back to Berlin Cologne Airport (CGN)
Passing Bergisches Land - a nice area for motorbike rides Oestertalsperre reservoir
Biggesee reservoir at Attendorn
River Weser with nuclear power plant Grohnde in the background