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Regional Routes

Each region has its own speciality. In this respect European industrial heritage is just like food. Its strength lies in the fact that it unites many different traditions within a single idea.

The Regional Routes link landscapes and sites which have left their mark on European industrial history. Germany's Ruhrgebiet, for example. Or South Wales, a key region in the "world's first industrial nation". Both these areas comprise a number of less significant industrial monuments - the small cogs in the large machine.

Ruhrgebiet I Germany

Even today blast furnaces, gasometers and pithead towers continue to give the Ruhrgebiet its own unique features. more >>

Industrial Valleys | Germany

The Rhineland was one of the first regions to make charcoal from timber.
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Euregio Maas-Rhine | BE - GE - NL

Explore the three-nation region around Liège, Maastricht and Aachen.
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Saxony-Anhalt | Germany

In the early 20th century Saxony-Anhalt became one of the most important industrial regions in Europe. more >>

Berlin | Germany

At the beginning of the 20th century Berlin had evolved into one of the largest industrial centres of Europe.
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Lusatia | Germany

Lusatia is swimming in a sea of lignite.
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Northessia | Germany

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Rhine-Main | Germany

In the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region world well-known companies produce.
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Saar-Lor-Lux | GE - F - LUX

For centuries the Region the Saar-Lor-Lux-Region has been deeply influenced by the borders between it. more >>

Northwest-England I Great Britain

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, England’s Northwest shaped the modern world. more >>

East Peak I Great Britain

Huddersfield, Sheffield and Barnsley is the heart of Yorkshire’s Industrial Revolution. more >>

Heart of England | Great Britain

There is so much to see and explore in the English midlands with a diverse range of industries. more >>

South Wales | Great Britain

Wales played a leading role in the production of iron and steel, tinplate and coal.
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The Industrious East | Great Britain

The Industrious East puts people at the centre of Industrial Heritage.
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Cornwall | Great Britain

Until the end of the 19th century, Cornwall covered more than half of the world's demand in tin. more >>

HollandRoute | Netherlands

The Noordholland Canal connects Den Helder with Amsterdam.
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Silesia | Poland

Starting in the middle of 19th century Silesia develops to one of the leading industrial centres in Europe.
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Styrian Iron Trail | Austria

Since centuries the region around the Styrian Erzberg is dominated by mining and processing of ore. more >>

Catalonia | Spain

Catalonia was one of the first industrialized countries in the Mediterranean.
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