Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GERMANY ~ Knesebeck shaft - UNESCO ~

... Great new German UNESCO site... the country which ranks 5th in the world for most world heritage sites... the landmark of the mine, which can be seen from a long distance, is the hydro compressor tower, built in 1912 and about 47 meters high...  and once more with a wonderful special postmark... for me Germany is the country with the most different and beautiful special stamp postmarks👍... this one is about the 50th death anniversary of Martin Luther King... Big Thanks Dustin!!【ツ】

The Knesebeck shaft is one of the four shafts of the former mine "Help of God" in Bad Grund, which was still in use until the 1990s. This mine was shut down in 1992 as the last of the classic Upper Harz ore mines and last metal ore mine in Germany. It belonged in its late phase to the most modern ore mines in Europe.

The museum with a "hands on mining philosophy" shows the technical development of the listed plant from the middle of last century until the end of operation. You can see the historic winding engine, electric compressors, two restored Radstuben and a 47 meter high tower. The outdoor area is dominated by the formerly used underground vehicles.

It is part of the UNESCO site  Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System since 1992.


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