Glück Auf! Ruhrgebiet - Der Steinkohlenbergbau im Ruhrgebiet nach 1945 (Coal mining in the Ruhr after 1945)

6. December 2009 to 02. May 2010

Glück auf! Ruhrgebiet – "Glück auf" is the traditional German miner's greeting, and can roughly be translated as "Good luck". This special exhibition underlined the particular importance of the coal-mining industry for the Ruhr. Coal was the motor for the reconstruction of Germany after the Second World War, and thus made a crucial contribution to the development and prosperity of our country.

This chronologically structured exhibition combined perspectives based on history, economic policy and technology.