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Eisenerz | Austria
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The world's biggest taxi is as high as a house, goes by the name Hauly and has 860 hp. The converted heavy goods vehicle takes visitors right in the middle of the largest surface mining of Central Europe. Starting from the valley of the small Styrian town Eisenerz the ore mine rises like the steps ...
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Erzberg Adventure
Erzberg 1
8790 Eisenerz, Austria

Beringen | Belgium
What a sight! The long line of carefully built individual showers in the miners’ washroom appears to be never-ending. Here every man had his own cabin. The progressive features on the site are mainly due to the fact that the colliery was built relatively late – shortly after 1900. For this reason it ...
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be Mine Mining Museum
be Mine. Mijnmuseum
Koolmijnlaan 201
3582 Beringen, Belgium

Blegny | Belgium
Les Gueules Noires - the black faces: That’s the way the Walloons called their coal buddies. Italians, Czechs, Hungarians, Poles, Russians, Turks and of course Belgians labored in teams to feed the insatiable blast furnaces around Liege with coal. At the closing in 1980 Blegny mine was the oldest ...
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Blegny-Mine
Domaine Touristique de Blegny-Mine
Rue Lambert Marlet, 23
4670 Blegny, Belgium

The bale breaker, the beater and the rack all sound like instruments belonging to a torture chamber, but in reality they are part of the machines in an old mechanical cotton mill. The Museum of Industrial Archaeology and Textiles (MIAT) in Ghent dedicates a whole storey to textile manufacture ...
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MIAT Museum about industry, labour and textile
MIAT - Museum over industrie, arbeid en textiel
Minnemeers 9
9000 Gent, Belgium

Marcinelle | Belgium
Two silent pithead winding gears tower over the redbrick gable of the Bois de Cazier colliery near Charleroi. The colliery has now ceased operations but in August 1956 it was the site of one of the most tragic accidents in European mining history; a disaster that killed a total of 262 workers. A ...
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Le Bois du Cazier
Rue de Cazier 80
6001 Marcinelle, Belgium

Ostrava | Czech Republic
Not even 20 years ago Ostrava was called the ‘Republic’s Iron Heart’, referring to the production facilities of Dolní Vítkovice right in the center of the third-largest Czech city. The local concentration of industrial sectors is unique. The Hlubina colliery produced coal that was coked next door to ...
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Lower Area of Vitkovice
Dolní oblast Vítkovice
Ruská 2887/101
706 02 Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ostrava-Michálkovice | Czech Republic
One might almost imagine that the smell of soap and sweat, tiny specks of coal dust and the hum of voices at a change of shift still hang somewhere in the air. Dozens of helmets, working clothes and boots hanging down from chains on the ceiling, and the tiled washrooms recall the activities that ...
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Michal Mine
Důl Michal
Československè armády 95/413
715 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic

Pilsen | Czech Republic
Take some malt from specially refined Moravian barley and bring the mash to the boil three times. Add medium ripe red hops from the area around Saaz each time, and leave the brew to ferment slowly at a low temperature. Finally store it for up to 30 days in cooled barrels. This recipe, written on 5th ...
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Pilsner Urquell Brewery and Museum
Plzensky Prazdroj
U Prazdroje 7
304 97 Pilsen, Czech Republic

This historical sewage treatment plant is not an ordinary museum. Rather, it is an adventurous trip to the turn of the 19th century. Right next to the immense hall of the main building is the machine shop, four times a year witnessing the huffing and puffing of two 1903 steam engines. They are still ...
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Stará Čistírna Old Waste Water Treatment Plant
Stará Čistírna odpadních vod v Bubenči
Papírenská 6
160 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Beer is not simply beer. The huge visitor centre in the historic Carlsberg Brewery covers an area of around 10,000 square metres and as such seems to be a complete brewery universe. Today more than 500 different beers are linked with the name Carlsberg. A tour of the museum leads you through the ...
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Visit Carlsberg / Carlsberg Visitors Centre
Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11
1799 Copenhagen, Denmark

Odense | Denmark
In 1840 travelling by train was so incredibly new that there were no words to describe it. In those days railway platforms were referred to as “jutting balconies”, a train appeared to be a “string of carriages” and the locomotive was called a “steam dragon”. At least these are the words used by the ...
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Danish Railway Museum
Danmarks Jernbanemuseum
Dannebrogsgade 24
5000 Odense, Denmark

Lace from Calais has been the best in the world for the past 200 years. It adorns clothing like evening gowns and gloves, and can be seen everywhere on sophisticated lingerie, whether this be the work of Jean-Paul Gaultier, Pierre Cardin or Chantal Thomass. The latter is the patron of the ...
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The International City for Lace and Fashion
Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais
135 quai du Commerce
62 100 Calais, France

Grossouvre | France
The ironworks in the Pays Loire Val d'Abois were once known all over the world. The area manufactured weapons for the French Revolution, pipelines for Madrid and Paris, and components for building the Eiffel Tower. Visitors can find out how this came about in the extensively restored former Charcoal ...
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Charcoal halle of Grossouvre
Espace Métal - Halle de Grossouvre
Route de Véreaux
18600 Grossouvre, France

Petite-Rosselle | France
The sheer size of the central tip is enough to give you an idea of what was going on here once. Rising into the sky to the north is the stripped face of a sand stone quarry which once supplied filling material for the mined-out seams of coal below. Two gigantic buildings - the washeries for coke and ...
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The mine, The Carreau Wendel Museum
F 57540 Petite-Rosselle, France

Alfeld (Leine) | Germany
Why is it that a boot-last factory in rural Lower Saxony becomes a turning point in modern architecture? The former warehouse of the Fagus Factory turns that question into an exciting story, displayed on five floors, and recounting various aspects that still shape our reception of architecture. This ...
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Fagus Factory
Hannoversche Strasse 58
31061 Alfeld (Leine), Germany

Rattling looms, creative fashion laboratory, modern high-tech: tim, the young Augsburg Textile and Industrial Museum, which opened in January 2010, connects the rapid development of the local textile industry with an exciting trip into the history of fashion and clothing over the past two centuries. ...
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tim - Textile and industrial museum
Augsburger Kammgarnspinnerei (AKS)
Provinostraße 46
86153 Augsburg, Germany

Berlin | Germany
Lifeworld Ship”, “From Ballooning to the Berlin Airlift”, “Trains, Locomotives and People”: any technological developments that Berlin witnessed during the past 120 years are showcased in the capital's Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology). Greeting travellers from a distance there ...
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German Technical Museum
Trebbiner Strasse 9
10963 Berlin, Germany

Whirring belts, rattling looms, the smell of oil and work: the Industrial Museum Textilwerk Bocholt replicates the activities in an early 20th century cotton mill. The reconstructed brick buildings follow the historical examples of the region: the boiler house and shed roofs, workshop and office, ...
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TextilWerk Bocholt LWL Industrial Museum
Uhlandstraße 50
46397 Bocholt, Germany

Chemnitz | Germany
The framework: a listed factory building from around the turn of the 20th century. Inside: an exhibition split up under striking headlines like “Consumers”, “Entrepreneurs” “Workers”, “Creators” and “Karl-Marx-Stadt inhabitants”. Faces stare down from the walls; historical, contemporary, famous and ...
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Chemnitz Industrial Museum
Zwickauer Straße 119
09112 Chemnitz, Germany

Delmenhorst | Germany
Twelve hours work in suffocating factory rooms followed by a meagre dinner in a house belonging to the company, and maybe a chat over the garden fence with the neighbour before going to bed. This was more or less the typical pattern of everyday life in the north German Wool Combing and Worsted ...
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Nordwolle
Nordwestdeutsches Museum für Industriekultur
Am Turbinenhaus 10-12
27749 Delmenhorst, Germany