News about the German hard coal mining and Pro-Bergbau

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Pro-Bergbau wishes Merry Christmas!

Pro-Bergbau wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015 to all miners, friends and supporters.

(Photo: Sta. Walburga Church in Meschede (Germany), more photos at

Pro-Bergbau wishes Merry Christmas !


Ost colliery, 1901 - 30.09.2010

Pro-Bergbau sends the best wishes to the miners and their families for the upcoming changes in their lifes. And I personally say: Thank you for all the wonderful hours at Ost colliery !

Photos of Ost colliery's last day on which coal was produced can be found in the Pro-Bergbau photo gallery. If you want to get there, please click here.

The shutdown of collieries is also the main topic of Reinhold Kaemmerer's song "1.000 Feuer sind erloschen" (translation: "1.000 fires are extinguished"). The song can be found in the news section of Reinhold's homepage at


Photos of the SchachtZeichen and the race event !

I am happy to be able to show you different photos of the SchachtZeichen and of the race event that took place on the area of Ost colliery (Germany). In order to show you these photos as soon as possible, I added them to my account at the photo portal Flickr, to which you can get if you click on the following link:

The photos are really worth looking at !

Since January 1st in 2008 the company that produces the hard coal in Germany is called RAG Deutsche Steinkohle AG and additionally there have been some structural changes. For that reason Pro-Bergbau presents a special page with various pieces of information about the RAG that can be found if you click here.

An exposition about the Clean Coal technology can now be found in the arguments' section.

New photos ! New photos !
Date: 05.08.2010 Date: 12.11.2009
In the Pro-Bergbau gallery there are some new photos about a commemoration ceremony at the former Le Bois du Cazier colliery in Belgium.

Click here for the photo section.
Now the photos of the commemoration ceremony for the victims of the mining accident at Radbod colliery on November 12th in 1908 are online.

Click here for the photo section.
Photos of West colliery Pro-Bergbau's plans
Date: 18.04.2005 Date: 19.02.2009
New photos of West colliery can be found in the "Recent mining photos - part  3" section.

Here you can get to the photo section.
Here you can read about the news, changes and the plans of Pro-Bergbau:

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