Zeche WP

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Zeche WP is an abandoned coal mine in Germany. The mine was founded in the beginning of the 20th century and consisted of a number of shafts. The mine is still well preserved and therefore makes it a nice urbex location.

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In 1910 the mine was taken into use. Later a coking plant followed for the nearby blast furnace industry.

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After the Second World War this mine merged with a number of other mines in the area. The coking plant turned out to be too small and was demolished to make way for a new one. Some shafts were made to increase production.

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Around the year 2000 this mine produced around 2.5 million coal per year. The coking plant produced 600,000 tonnes of coke per year.

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In 2008 the mine was finally closed. The area is currently being demolished and homes are being built.

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Is Zeche WP easy accessible?
Zeche WP is located along a busy road. There are many observant neighbors so it is good to take notice of that.

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Is Zeche WP worth the visit?
Zeche WP is a fairly well-known urbex location in Germany, mainly because of the enormous size and the halls with baskets.

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What is the location of Zeche WP?
The Zeche WP is somewhere in Germany. It is not common to share urbex locations, so in this case I do not. A bit of googling is usually enough to find this beautiful spot.

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Is Zeche WP secured by camera’s or security?
Zeche WP is heavily secured by guards which will drive around all the time.

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