Discover and experience

Our 2019 event program gives you a wide array of opportunities to discover and experience our monuments. We look forward to your visit and wish you a whole lot of fun!

Our info point is available to answer any questions you might have.

0231 931122 33

Exhibition "Black fog – white smoke"

Nine artists, whose shared connection is free fine art at the University for Arts in the Social Sector (Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen) (Ottersberg), present their exhibition under the title "Black fog – white smoke" in the rooms of Hansa coking plant.

9/8/2019 – 10/27/2019

Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Address: Hansa coking plant, Emscherallee 11, 44369 Dortmund

A potpourri – children experience art and culture at Hansa coking plant

A cooperation project of the Foundation for the Preservation of Industrial Monuments and Historical Culture with the Hansa District Huckarde
Pedagogic leadership: Simone Sonnentag

The whole program is free of charge.

Coking plant art & coincidence

Easter holiday week 1: 4/15-4/18/2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

No. of participants: max. 15

At the Hansa coking plant, little was left to chance during production times – work was done precisely and meticulously here. But what role does chance play nowadays at the industrial monument? We learn about various coincidence procedures and in this way, use our monument to try out where our skills and opportunities lie. Famous artists and own experiences serve as inspiration

Color tone story (stories)

Summer holiday week 5: 8/13-8/16/2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
No. of participants: max. 15

Inspired by sounds and colors at the Hansa coking plant, works of art are created with the best materials and techniques on various formats that tell very different stories.

Applicable for the workshops: binding registration by phone at phone number
Tel.: 0231 - 93 11 22 33

Please bring along: old clothes/artist’s coat, drinks and lunch snack

Coking plant makes a family day

For big and little people from the age of 4

March 17, April 7, November 10, December 8,
respectively from 2 to 5 p.m.

Spread over the year, the Hansa coking plant opens its gates on five Sundays – and this for the whole family. It’s entirely up to the visitors as to whether they take part in the exciting short family tour over the site, do handicraft work in the creative workshop, watch the surprise children’s movie or want to groove in the pithead bath surrounded by colorful lights and cool hits. In every case, both children and adults can expect a colorful program that fits perfectly with the time of year.

ERIH "Work it out – Day of Industrial Culture"

At exactly 3 p.m., it is that time again: hundreds of dance groups simultaneously start their "Work it out dance" – spread across ERIH locations throughout Europe. The Hansa coking plant is there, too, and invites you to dance along.

Entrance is free!

5/1/2019, 1 to 4 p.m.

Address: Hansa coking plant, Emscherallee 11, 44369 Dortmund

More information at


From May 4 until June 30, 2019, Urbane Künste Ruhr (Ruhr Urban Arts) is realizing the new exhibition format Ruhr Ding in four Ruhr area cities. The first edition of the cross-regional and annually recurring program looks into the significance of territorial classifications for the formation of identity. For the Hansa coking plant’s pithead baths, the artist Alexandra Pirici designed a new location-based work, in which live performers interact intermittently with a hologram. With regard to industrial and immaterial forms of work, she questions the body as territory.

More information at

5/4 – 6/30/2019

Address: Hansa coking plant, Emscherallee 11, 44369 Dortmund

Opening hours: Tuesday to Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Day of urban development funding

On the day of urban development funding, the Foundation for the Preservation of Industrial Monuments and Historical Culture provides visitors of the Hansa coking plant and the Schlägel & Eisen mine with the opportunity to gain deeper insights on-site into the ongoing construction projects.

5/11/2019, 11 a.m.

Hansa coking plant
Emscherallee 11
44369 Dortmund

Schlägel & Eisen Mine
Glückauf-Ring 26
45699 Herten

Entrance is free!

Coal & steel flea market

Traditionally on Ascension Day, people "dawdle around" to their heart’s content at the Hansa coking plant. Treasures from the times of coal and coke, iron and steel are then highly sought after. But not only do faceworkers’ letters and pit lamps change owners at this very special flea market, but anecdotes from mining and steel mills are eagerly exchanged as well.

Entrance is free!

5/30/2019, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: Hansa coking plant, Emscherallee 11, 44369 Dortmund

Extraschicht (Extra Shift)

Dear Visitors,
Due to several construction sites on the premises of Hansa coking plant, we will not participate at this site in this year’s Extraschicht on 6/29/2019.

You can find all info about the Extraschicht 2019 at


The opening concert on 7/5 at 8 p.m. is being taken over by the internationally renowned violinist Erika Geldsetzer, who is also the violinist of the Fauré-Quartet, and the pianist Ian Fountain, who has had a long-standing relationship with the competition, as member of the jury, too. In the second half of the concert, sounds will also be heard of Schubert’s "Deutsche Messe."

On the second evening, 7/6 at 8 p.m., the 1st prize winners of the III. LiedDuo competition 2018, Esther Valentin (mezzo-soprano) and Anastasia Grishutina (piano), present a song recital.

To wrap up the Schubert festival, Prof. Michael Stegemann sends out invitations on Sunday, 7/7/19 at 3 p.m. to a speech on the final concert’s program, and he will also take over moderation of the final concert. In the final concert at 5 p.m., the well-known Minguet-quartet, together with the 1st prize winner of the last piano competition, Volodymyr Lavrynenko, plays a piano quintet by Robert Schumann and together with Jens-Peter Maintz, one of the most renowned cellists of our time, the famous Schubert string quintet will be played.

More information at

7/5. – 7/7/2019

Address: Hansa coking plant, Emscherallee 11, 44369 Dortmund

Open monument day

08. September 2019, 11 - 17 Uhr

Going by the motto "Modern era: radical changes in art and architecture," Hansa coking plant opens its gates on Open Monument Day. Entrance is free!

More information at

9/8/2019, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Address: Hansa coking plant, Emscherallee 11, 44369 Dortmund

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