Mining, mining, mining and no end. The Ruhr area just can't get away from the topic. But why should it, you have to find a better unique selling proposition first. In addition, the theme can be varied almost infinitely. The most recent example: “Stollen 134” opened in the city center of Dortmund a few days ago. A mining themed techno club. Anyone who descends the stairs thinks they are in a colliery and wants to put a pickaxe over their shoulders. The walls are charcoal black and rough plastered, the mallets and hammers on the door are unmistakable, the internationally accepted mining symbol.
Inside, the same style continues: dark walls, metal bars and steel bars. Even an original miner's lamp (from the Zollern colliery in Dortmund-Bövinghausen) and a chewing hook (from the Emscher-Lippe colliery in Datteln) adorn the club and have managed the metamorphosis from an indispensable mining utensil to an interior design object.
Owner Udo Lagatz speaks of a "one-to-one copy of a stollen." It was important to him, he says, "that it's perfect". And this is how it can be said: Dortmund is not only the city with the first night mayor in North Rhine-Westphalia; his job is to ensure that nightlife gets going again after the long pandemic break. Dortmund is also the city where the mining industry experiences a special kind of recycling.
What would have been unthinkable in real underground operations is standard in tunnel 134: According to the operator, the club employs an "awareness officer". The laborers might have wished for something like that in the past. More mindfulness when drinking in the Techno-Club-Zeche. Everyone should feel good. Always. Good luck for!