Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

Rathausstraße, Völklingen

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The Völklingen Ironworks (German: Völklinger Hütte) is located in the German town of Völklingen, Saarland. In 1994, it was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). == History == In 1873, Julius Buch began planning of a steel works near Völklingen on the banks of the Saar river. However, this planned work was not completed.

Place category
Museum
Address
Rathausstraße, Völklingen

Description

The Völklingen Ironworks (German: Völklinger Hütte) is located in the German town of Völklingen, Saarland. In 1994, it was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

It is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).

History

In 1873, Julius Buch began planning of a steel works near Völklingen on the banks of the Saar river. However, this planned work was not completed. In 1881, Carl Röchling began new construction. Two years later the first smelter began operation. The plant closed in 1986.

Today

Today, the Völklinger Hütte is a museum. The Ferrodrom is an interactive science center focusing on the making of iron. Visitors can tour the production areas. In addition, temporary exhibits, on a variety of topics are hosted in the large power halls. In the summer, occasional concerts are held.

Gallery

See also

  • List of preserved historic blast furnaces

External links

  • Völklinger Hütte
  • Initiative Völklinger Hütte
  • Völklingen im Wandel (German only)
  • Many Photos (German only)
  • European Route of Industrial Heritage

Notes

  • This article is based on the entry Völklinger Hütte in the German Wikipedia.
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