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to the European Route of Industrial Heritage, the tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. 

Currently we present 1,315 sites in 45 European countries. Among these sites there are around 90 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On nineteen Regional Routes you can discover the industrial history of these landscapes in detail. All sites relate to thirteen European Theme Routes which show the diversity of European industrial history and their common roots.


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Museum of the Art of Woolmaking | Pratovecchio Stia

The elongated stone buildings with their regular, multi-storey rows of windows appear to...

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Anchor Points

Anchor points illustrate the complete range of European industrial history.
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Regional Routes

The Regional Routes link landscapes and sites which have left their mark on European industrial history.
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European Theme Routes

Theme Routes take up specific questions relating to European industrial history.
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History is always made by people. We present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.
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Do you know...

that Carrara derives from the Celtic name for quarry?

It is also the name of one of the best-known types of marble in the world and has been mined in Italy since the time of the Romans. Michelangelo and many other artists took their marble blocks from here. Carrara marble has been used to build the cathedral in Florence, St Peter's in Rome, the World Trade Center in New York and the casinos of Las Vegas. In the "Museum of Marble", visitors can get interesting insights into the history and processing of marble, and also take part in guided tours through the quarry.

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This website was last modified on 2nd May 2016.