(c) Jörg Brüggemann / Ostkreuz

Maschinenhalle Zweckel, Gladbeck

The impressive machine shop or Maschinenhalle of the former coalmine Zweckel in Gladbeck was built in 1909. It served as the coalmine’s ‘electrical centre’ and contained compressors, generators, and converters to produce compressed air and electrical energy. The high esteem in which the machinery was held is reflected by the representative decoration of the interior. The walls were originally covered with decorative panels and ornamental friezes, and the design of the gallery is especially impressive, flanked by sweeping stairways and with wrought-iron balustrades.

Public transport

Bus 188 from Gladbeck West Bf to Maschinenhalle Zweckel.


The access to the visitors' car park is located directly at the entrance to the site.

Frentroper Straße 74
45966 Gladbeck

Free shuttle service

A free shuttle bus will take you from Essen Hbf to the Maschinenhalle Zweckel in Gladbeck and back. Here you find information on departure times for the productions Mal and Elias.



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