Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a historic coal-mining location with 20th-century buildings exhibiting formidable architectural merit.
It comprises strong material proof of an essential industry that evolved and declined over a period of 150 years. The site comprises all coal-mining site installations, including the pits, railway lines, coking plants, miner's housing, pit heaps, and welfare and consumer facilities.
The industrial plant's significant items have been preserved well, ensuring their relationships stay visible in a logical and clear manner.
The primary focus behind the preservation of the site is to promote design and culture, tourism, and entertainment that the Zollverein Foundation implemented.