- Völklingen Ironworks
Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Völklingen Ironworks
State Party = GER
Type = Cultural
Criteria = ii, iv
ID = 687
Region = Europe and North America
Year = 1994
Session = 18th
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/687
Ironworks(German: "Völklinger Hütte") is located in the German town of Völklingen, Saarland. In 1994, it was declared by UNESCOas a World Heritage site.
It is an anchor point of the
European Route of Industrial Heritage(ERIH).
In 1873, Julius Buch began planning of a steel works near Vöklingen 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 the first smelter began operation.
Today, the Völklinger Hütte is a museum. The Ferrodrome 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, there are occasional concerts held. In 1986, operation ceased.
* [http://www.voelklinger-huette.org/en/welcome/ Völklinger Hütte]
* [http://www.initiative-voelklinger-huette.de Initiative Völklinger Hütte]
* [http://www.die-voelklinger-huette.de Many Photos] (German only)
* [http://www.erih.net European Route of Industrial Heritage]
* This article is based on the entry Völklinger Hütte in the
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
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