This Monument marks the Point of the old Zeche Rosenblumendelle (1841-1966) which is a sign of the change of the whole area. Now there is a big shopping center close by where most of the people also work without daylight but with much less risks than 50 years ago.
Located along the river Ruhr, Essen was traditionally a significant coal and steel center, one of the largest in Germany. Essen has modernized, hosting a number of large German corporations and boasting a vibrant cultural offering at a number of venues, particularly the Aalto Theater, which is an architectural masterpiece and home to ballet and opera. Essen is also regarded to be a “city of shopping”, particularly since the opening of the Metropolis shopping mall.