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01.07.14

Conference „The Future of Labour Museums”

3rd – 7th September 2014 Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr, Austria

held by WorkLab, The International...


27.05.14

ERIH UK Summer meeting - 9th June 2014

The ERIH UK Summer meeting takes place on 9th June at the ERIH Anchor Point New Lanark Mills


04.04.14

ERIH Annual Conference 2014 - Call for papers now open

This year´s conference subject is "Networks of Industrial Heritage. Founding - Managing - Funding –...


Welcome

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

Currently we present more than 1,000 sites in 43 European countries. Among these sites there are 80 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On sixteen 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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Anchor Point of the Day
Iron Bridge | Telford

Length: 30.6 metres. Height: 16.75 metres. Weight: 378 tons. These are the basic facts about...

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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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Biographies

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 you can visit Europe's highest winding tower?

In Outokumpu, a town in the east of Finland with scarcely 8,000 inhabitants. Once Outokumpu was the largest mining town in Finland. Mining of copper ore started in 1913 and ended in 1989. In 1954 the Keretti shaft was sunk and topped by a 96 m winding tower, the highest in Europe. When the mine ceased working all buildings were pulled down except the winding tower. Today it is a far visible landmark and stands for the mining history of the region.

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