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Merseburg | Germany
Chemistry is the basis of a modern affluent society. This is the message put out by the German Chemistry Museum which opened in 1993 in Merseburg. Its aim is to pay tribute to the outstanding economic and social importance of chemistry using demonstrations of historical and modern achievements. The ...
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German Chemistry Museum Merseburg
Rudolf-Bahro-Straße 11
06217 Merseburg, Germany

Mülheim an der Ruhr | Germany
The dome of the Broich water tower houses the world's largest accessible Camera Obscura. Three further floors of the museum deal with the prehistory of film. Imaginative and entertaining exhibits laid out on 16 key themes document the passage from stills to movies. Visitors gain unexpected insights ...
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Camera Obscura
Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films
Am Schloss Broich 42
45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge | Germany
Coal in the area around Oelsnitz, 25 km south-west of Chemnitz was mined on a large scale between 1844 and 1971, although some had been extracted by farmers from their own fields in earlier times. Some 200 shafts were sunk in the district, ranging in depth from 9 m to 1200 m, the deepest of them ...
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Mining Museum
Pfockenstrasse 28
09376 Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge, Germany

Do you know the stages of jewellery making? What would a typical working day of a goldsmith look like? How is a watch actually made? Visitors to the Pforzheim Museum of Jewellery and Watchmaking get well acquainted with all the details of the jewellery production process. With lots of machines still ...
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Museum of Jewellery and Watchmaking technology
Bleichstraße 81
75173 Pforzheim, Germany

When margrave Karl Friedrich von Baden founded the manufactory of jewellery and watches in 1776, he laid the basis for the development of a small town to a city and a center of jewellery and watch industry with global reputation.In the course of the past centuries, national and foreign goldsmiths ...
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SCHMUCKWELTEN | World of Jewellery Pforzheim
Westliche Karl-Friedrich-Straße 56
75172 Pforzheim, Germany

Rüsselsheim | Germany
The foundations of industry in Rüsselsheim were laid by Adam Open (1837-95) who began making sewing machines in the town in 1862, and diversified into the production of bicycles and, from 1898 began to make motorcars. His company prospered, and the American corporation General Motors took a majority ...
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Municipal and Industrial Museum
Hauptmann Scheuermann Weg 4
65428 Rüsselsheim, Germany

Sangerhausen OT Wettelrode | Germany
Working underground was anything but a bed of roses. Miners were exposed to enormous levels of stress because of the extremely low galleries (some of which were no higher than 40 centimetres), the dust produced from mining copper slate, and not least of all the noise of the chopping machines and ...
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Röhrigschacht mining museum
Lehde
06526 Sangerhausen, Germany

Iron ore extraction in the Lahn-Dill region is more than 2.000 years old. The area around the current Lahn-Dill district once contained more than 210 pits used for mining the so called Lahn-Dill ore. In 1983 the red hematite mine Fortuna closed its doors, thus putting an end to the ore extraction in ...
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Fortuna visitor mine and mine railway museum
Grube Fortuna 1
35606 Solms, Germany

Sonneberg | Germany
Sonneberg, the town of toys, was founded in the Gründerzeit (Wilhelminian era) as an industrial settlement with checker-board pattern streets, composing a structure of urban blocks. Over 90 percent of the buildings dating to the time between 1840 and 1940 were dedicated exclusively to toy production ...
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Sonneberg Town of Toys
Bahnhofsplatz 1
96515 Sonneberg, Germany

Stralsund | Germany
If you want to experience the sound and the atmosphere of an old printery visit Stralsund at the Baltic Sea. In this medieval Hanseatic city until 1931 the largest German game cards factury operated. Since 2009 the society „Jugendkunst e. V.“ runs a living museum called „Spielkartenfabrik ...
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Stralsund Game Card Factory
Katharinenberg 35
18435 Stralsund, Germany

Villingen-Schwenningen | Germany
The Wuerttembergische Clock Factory is located in the center of the city of Schwenningen, once called the world’s largest clock town. It is considered the oldest clock factory in the former German state of Wuerttemberg. The factory’s founder Johannes Buerk, started his manufacturing career with an ...
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Museum of industrial clock making
Bürkstraße 39
78054 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Wietze | Germany
Petroleum has been extracted around the small town of Wietze on the edge of the Lüneburg Heide, 12 km west of Celle, since the 16th century when it was used as a lubricant and for medicinal purposes. In 1858-59 the geologist Konrad Hunæus drilled the first oil well in the area, and about 2000 wells ...
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German Petroleum Museum
Schwarzer Weg 7-9
29323 Wietze, Germany

Wuppertal | Germany
Zwischen 1890 und 1969 gab es im Bergischen Land über 200 Kilometer schmalspurige Straßenbahnstrecken. Erhalten geblieben sind ganze 3,3 Kilometer zwischen Wuppertal-Kohlfurth und -Cronenberg. Dieses Reststück nahmen 1973 die Straßenbahnfreunde des Vereins Bergische Museumsbahnen in ihre Obhut. Die ...
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Bergisch Tram Museum
Elektrische Straßenbahn Kohlfurth–Cronenberg
Kohlfurther Brücke 57
42349 Wuppertal, Germany

Nowadays the River Wupper would be useless for bleaching yarn. It is simply not clean enough. Not like the old days when it gave rise to one of the oldest industrial regions in Germany. How the economic, social and cultural upheavals between 1750 and 1850 in the Wuppertal region all hang together is ...
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Historical Centre - Engels-House and Museum of Early Industrialization
Engelsstraße 10
42283 Wuppertal, Germany

This factory was already a technical museum before it ceased operations, because briquetting presses and plate dryers from the 1883-1895 series were running here till 1959. A single 12 horsepower steam engine was responsible for driving the transmission: it was later replaced by an electric motor. ...
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Brown Coal Processing Museum in the „Herrmannschacht“ Briquette Factory
Mitteldeutscher Umwelt- und Technikpark
Naumburger Straße 99
06712 Zeitz, Germany

The museum in Agia Paraskevi on the island of Lesvos is located in a former communal oil mill, in which both architectural features and the machines have been restored to their original condition. The principal theme of the displays is the changes that the introduction of mechanical power brought to ...
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Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production in Lesvos
811 02 Agia Paraskevi, Greece

The history of bauxite in Greece dates back in the beginning of the 20th century (1920s) when the first explorations took place in the Oiti-Ghiona-Parnassos area. In mid 1960s, Vagonetto’s Tunnel 850 opened as a working gallery, one of the first for the mining of bauxite in mountain Ghiona. The ...
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Fokis Mining Park „Vagonetto“
51st km National Road Lamia-Amfissa
33100 Amfissa, Greece

Athens | Greece
The Industrial Gas Museum operates in the premises of Athens gasworks. When entering the museum, the visitor can get general information on industrial history and industrial heritage. Inside the museum the history of Athens gasworks along with other gasworks in Greece and in Europe is being ...
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Industrial Gas Museum
Gazi Pireos 100
11854 Athens, Greece

Dimitsana | Greece
Dimitsana is a village some 30 km north-west of Tripolis in the Central Peloponnese. The museum is close to a celebrated beauty spot called Kefalari-tou Al-Yanni. All the restored industrial buildings on the 10 ha site depended on water power. A corn mill has working equipment powered by a ...
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Open-air water-power museum
Kefalari Ai-Yannis
220 07 Dimitsana, Greece

Pyrgos Tinou | Greece
The Museum of Marble Crafts in Pirgos, on the island of Tinos, presents the technology of marble. At the same time, brings to the fore the social and economic context in which the local workshops evolved. The permanent exhibition comprises a variety of original works in marble: mundane, ...
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Museum of Marble Crafts of Tinos
Panormos Tinou
842 01 Pyrgos Tinou, Greece