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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...


Invitation to tender for work contracts

For the implementation of the work programme in the framework of the CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME ERIH...


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

Currently we present about 1,200 sites in 43 European countries. Among these sites there are more than 80 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.


Anchor Point of the Day
LWL Industrial Museum Zollern II/IV Colliery | Dortmund

Angle towers and gables with battlements, artistically ornate staircases, an imposing boulevard...

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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...

where the largest opencast mine in the world can be found?

In Rio Tinto in the south of Spain. The copper ore is mined in the Corta Atalaya pit, that measures 1200 m by 900 m in size and is 350 metres deep. The ore colours the river water red and gives the mine its name. By the way, football was played for the very first time in Spain in the Rio Tinto mines. It was introduced by local English workers after the mine was taken over in 1873. Enthusiasm for football grew so strong that, for a time in the 1920s, there were more than 20 football clubs in the town whose population numbered only around 12.000.

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