The exhibition "The Age of Coal — A European History" lets visitors experience European mining history in the former Zollverein coal mining complex in Essen.
200 years of coal mining have certainly left their mark on Europe. As Germany prepares for the closure of its last two hard coal mines, an exhibition in Essen takes a look back at the "Age of Coal."
During the boom years of the coal industry, Joseph Stoffels delighted in photographing all things coal-related. Hundreds of his photos from this era are on display in a former mine-turned-cultural complex.
Coal, steel and heavy industry all featured prominently in Essen's past. But now the reinvented Ruhr region hub is showing off its environmental credentials as 2017's European Green Capital. Samantha Early paid a visit.
Germany's Red Dot Award is a recognition that can boost a designer's career. Many of these award-winning concepts are now featured in a new exhibition in Essen. Some aspects of the prize can be criticized, though.
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