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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.


Anchor Point of the Day
santralistanbul Energy Museum | Istanbul

Broad daylight pours in through large-scale arched windows, illuminating a hall that proudly...

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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 tallest exhibition area in the Europe can be found?

It’s the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany. The Gasometer (117.5 m. high, with a diameter of 67.6 m and a usable volume of 347.000 cubic metres) is also the largest gasometer in Europe. It was completed in 1929 as an interim store for waste gas from the nearby Good Hope Mill steelworks. Some time later it took up coking gas from the Osterfeld coking plant, and most of this was used to supply nearby industrial plants. The Gasometer was closed down in 1988. In 1999 Christo and Jeanne-Claude presented their spectacular art project "The Wall" in this highly unusual exhibition area.

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