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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 about 1,200 sites in 43 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.


Anchor Point of the Day
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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Do you know...

that the deepest point in Holland lies seven metres below sea level?

That said, the Dutch have dried up huge areas of land and continue to reclaim new areas from the water. More than half of the province of North Holland alone consists of reclaimed areas. At the same time the South province is the most densely populated and industrialised region in the whole of the Netherlands. How this came to be so is made clear by the Holland Route, one of the regional routes along the European Route of Industrial Heritage. Today the museum in the old De Cruquius pumping station shows how three steam-driven water drawing machines reclaimed an area of more than 18.000 hectares from Lake Haarlem.

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