NORDSTERNTURM | WITH A VIEW
The most spectacular jazz location in North Rhine-Westphalia is how the machine hall of the Nordsternturm, located 60 meters above the ground, is described. On the one hand, the winding tower is itself an exhibit of industrial culture in the Ruhr region, but on the other hand it also serves as a powerful, inspiring backdrop for concerts in the FineArtJazz series with international artists. The exhibition "Change is Always" inside the tower provides information about the Nordstern site and the stages of its transformation. The former winding tower reaches a height of 83 meters after the extension of 4 glass floors as part of the Capital of Culture 2010. It was designed by industrial architect Fritz Schupp in the early 1950s and houses imposing conveyor technology from the days of coal mining. Today it is a listed building. It is the only one of its kind that is open to visitors. It is crowned by the Hercules sculpture by Markus Lüpertz. An observation platform promises a breathtaking Ruhr panorama. The tower can be visited late in the evening on only a few days a year, namely when tingling contrasts between music, space and light dominate the machine hall.
Arrival by public transport
from Essen (HBF): take the U11 from Essen main station to HS Schloss Horst. From there 1 min. walk. From Gelsenkirchen (HBF): take streetcar 301 or bus 383 to HS Schloss Horst. From there 1 min. walk. From Dorsten (BF): R-Bahn RB44 via Bottrop-Boy, then low-floor bus 260 to HS Schloss Horst. From there 1 min. walk. from Recklinghausen/Herten: via Gelsenkirchen-Buer, then streetcar 301 to HS Schloss Horst. From there 1 min. walk. from Gladbeck: low-floor bus 260 to HS Schloss Horst. From there 1 min. walk.