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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 –...


24.01.14

ERIH Annual Conference 2013 - Presentations now online

The 2013 ERIH Conference took place in the Ruhr


02.12.13

ERIH Conference 2014 - Save the date

The ERIH Conference 2014 will take place from 1 to 3 October 2014 at the ERIH Anchor Point Cromford...


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
Verdant Works | Dundee

The ground shakes when the factory thunders into life. Carding machines, drawing frames,...

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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 the worlds first rocket took off into space?

In Peenemünde in Germany. Between 1936 and 1945 the testing station here was one of the most up-to-date technology centres in the world. In 1942 German engineers succeeded in sending the world's first rocket into space. In the neighbouring experimental station belonging to the German "Luftwaffe", revolutionary new missiles were tested. That said, all research was subordinated to political aims. More than almost any other site, Peenemünde illustrates the ambivalence implicit in the use of modern technology. This theme, along with historical developments, makes up the majority of the exhibition in the Peenemünde historical and technical information centre, housed in the power station of the old military experimental station.

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