With a production capacity of more than 23,000 tonnes of raw coal per day, the Zollverein colliery was once the most efficient colliery in the world. The central shaft XII, built from 1928 to 1932 according to plans by Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer, is considered a technical and aesthetic masterpiece of modernity. In 2001, the site was officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the »Industriekomplex Zeche Zollverein«.
Where sparks once flew, Hall 5 at Zeche Zollverein today impresses as an event location. Its dimensions and graphic structures are particularly characteristic. It is therefore ideally suited for complex productions and large-scale events.