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Welcome

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

Currently we present 1,315 sites in 45 European countries. Among these sites there are around 90 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On nineteen 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
TextilWerk Bocholt LWL Industrial Museum | Bocholt

Whirring belts, rattling looms, the smell of oil and work: the Industrial Museum...

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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 to find the largest bridge on earth made of brick?

Mylau in Saxony boasts a an enormous bridge made of brick spanning the valley of river Göltzsch. Opened in 1851 the railroad bridge is a masterpiece of civil engineering. It is made of more than 26 million red-coloured bricks and dominates the river valley. Its landmark quality is a merit of the architect Andreas Schubert who constructed the bridge after a failed architects' competition. Particular features are not only the application of regionally produced bricks but first-time adoption of calculation of statics.

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This website was last modified on 20th May 2016.