Sonnenrad - Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 51° 29.424 E 007° 02.272
32U E 363780 N 5706186
Quick Description: "Sonnenrad", engl. "sun wheel", a ferris wheel upside and inside of the coking plant in World Heritage Site of "Zollverein" in Essen.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/12/2016 3:03:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMRD9K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 16

Long Description:
Since 1999, the "sun wheel" rotates on the "black side" of the coking plant with its 14 gondolas on Saturdays and Sundays between May and October. Experience a journey of fascinating contradictions: deep inside it goes into the interior of the cut coke oven battery 9 through the formerly 1,000 degrees hot ovens and high up in the sky over Zollverein. The "sun wheel" is a hub-less ferris wheel designed by the architect Prof. Jürg Steiner (Berlin). Who dares a ride will be rewarded with deep insights into the heart of the coking plant and a unique view over the Zollverein World Heritage Site and the city of Essen. Rare insights and overviews inclusive.

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Please take at least 1 picture of your Ferris Wheel.


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