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Völklingen Ironworks (Völklinger Hütte) UNESCO World Heritage Site

Völklingen Ironworks (Völklinger Hütte) UNESCO World Heritage Site
Völklingen Ironworks (Völklinger Hütte) UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ironworks, which cover some 6 ha, dominate the city of Völklingen. Although they have recently gone out of production, they are the only intact example, in the whole of western Europe and North America, of an integrated ironworks that was built and equipped in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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.

Hours:Open daily 10am - 7pm; check the website for winter hours.

Admission: Adults 12 €, Reduced rate 10 €, Children 3 €, Family card 25 €. After 2pm on Tuesdays, admission is free.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%B6lklinger_H%C3%BCtte ]

Related: http://en.http://www.voelklinger-huette.org/en/welcome/
Tags: Völklingen, Saarbrücken, Ironworks, UNESCO World Heritage Site


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