ERIH IN BRIEF
ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage, is the tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. The network is managed by the ERIH association, which has over 300 members in 27 countries. Over 100 member sites are Anchor Points, sites of exceptional historical significance in terms of industrial heritage which also offer a high quality visitor experience. Regional Routes introduce in more detail the industrial history of landscapes, hat have been particularly affected by industrialisation. In total, we present on our website over 2,200 sites of interest from all European countries. All sites are assigned to one or more of 16 European Theme Routes, which represent branches of industry and show the variety and - together with over 270 biographies - the interlinkages of European industrial history and their common roots. The site presentations are supplemented by articles on the industrial history of the countries of Europe as well as on the development of branches of industry which form the theme routes. ERIH is certified as a "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”
THE ROUTE SYSTEM
Get known how ERIH's route system of Anchor Points, Regional Routes and Theme Routes is constructed and how it serves as your guidepost to Europe's industrial heritage.
The ERIH network is run by a registered association established under German law. Following we present the organs and 'who is who' in ERIH.
The ERIH association finances its work from membership fees. You are invited to support ERIH and its objectives. Here you get information how to become a member.
Inform yourself about the objectives of ERIH and how an idea developed to Europe's largest industrial heritage network supported by the European Union and thanks to engaged partners.