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Thank you, Pilsen – The ERIH Conference 2015

Varied lectures and an entertaining sightseeing program were ready to welcome the more than 70...


ERIH - Annual Conference 2015 - Registration is now open

21 to 23 October 2015 in Pilsen, Czech Republic


Call for Papers - ERIH Annual Conference 2015 - 21-23 October in Pilsen (CZ)

Conference subject: How to attract new Audiences?

New Ideas and Innovations for the Interpretation...


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

Currently we present more than 1,250 sites in 44 European countries. Among these sites there are 87 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On eighteen 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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Geevor Tin Mine | Pendeen

It is as if the walls were echoing once more with the rough tones of miners. As if weary...

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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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where the worlds first rocket took off into space?

In Peenemünde in Germany. Between 1936 and 1945 the testing station here was one of the most up-to-date technology centres in the world. In 1942 German engineers succeeded in sending the world's first rocket into space. In the neighbouring experimental station belonging to the German "Luftwaffe", revolutionary new missiles were tested. That said, all research was subordinated to political aims. More than almost any other site, Peenemünde illustrates the ambivalence implicit in the use of modern technology. This theme, along with historical developments, makes up the majority of the exhibition in the Peenemünde historical and technical information centre, housed in the power station of the old military experimental station.

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