Dortmund | Germany
For outsiders the Hansa coking plant was a forbidden city for more than 60 years. Its roads and bridges were permeated with the smell of tar, its buildings and towers covered with layers of coal dust, day and night. Every ten minutes the endless batteries of coking ovens had to be emptied and ...
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Hansa Coking Plant
Emscherallee 11
44369 Dortmund, Germany

Ennepetal | Germany
Experience forging technology up close at the Krenzer Hammer. It is one of the last surviving open-die forges in Germany which works with the help of historical facilities.The Krenzer Hammer is situated in the valley of the Ennepe river, one of the most scenic valleys in the northern Sauerland ...
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Krenzer Hammer
Peddenöde 3
58256 Ennepetal, Germany

Essen | Germany
Take a ride on the historical coaches of the Hespertalbahn (Herspertal railway) and enjoy the trip along the Baldeney lake. The museum railway takes you from Essen-Kupferdreh to Haus Scheppen, a former vassal estate of the abbey of Werden.Travelling through the today's recreational landscape ...
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Hespertal Railway
Prinz-Friedrich-Platz 3
45257 Essen, Germany

Frankenberg | Germany
Michael Thonet's (1796-1871) lifetime achievements impressively reflect the transition from handcraft to industrial mass production in the 19th century. Thonet is considered a pioneer of industrial design. Starting in 1819 he produced own designs using the then new bentwood process, which he ...
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Thonet Museum
Michael-Thonet-Straße 1
35066 Frankenberg, Germany

Frankfurt am Main | Germany
In 1881, the German architect Hermann Eggert won the design contest for the station hall, his runner-up in the contest, Johann Wilhelm Schwedler was made chief engineer for the steel-related works. The station was built by the contractor Philipp Holzmann with construction starting in 1883. The ...
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Central Station
Am Hauptbahnhof 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Frankfurt am Main | Germany
In 1928, IG Farben was the world's fourth-largest company and its largest chemical company. Consequently, the space requirements for the building were for one of the largest office buildings ever constructed. It was designed in the New Objectivity style. The 250-metre long and 35-metre tall building ...
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Poelzig Building, former IG-Farbenhaus
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Fröndenberg/Ruhr | Germany
The production of chains determined the industrial history of the town of Fröndenberg for over a hundred years. The product range extended from chains for agriculture to heavy chains, especially ship and anchor chains.  Besides the German shipyards and the mining industry of the Ruhr area, oil ...
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Chainforge Museum
Kulturzentrum Ruhraue
Ruhrstrasse 12
58730 Fröndenberg, Germany

Großalmerode | Germany
The museum of Großalmerode, the „city of good clay”, takes its visitors on a trip through 800 years of clay work and glass-making, showing the development of local trades and their impact on the people involved, with a primary focus on the time from the beginning of the industrialization until the ...
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Museum of Glass and Ceramic
Kleiner Kirchrain 3
37247 Großalmerode, Germany

Großpösna | Germany
Central Germany has a long history of the extraction, refining and use of lignite. The testimony of this industry that profoundly shaped the landscape will soon be nothing more but "blue spots" – that is lakes – on the map. Only the few remaining open-cast mining machines will tell the story of the ...
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Bergbau-Technik-Park
Am Westufer 2
04463 Großpösna, Germany

For many centuries Halle was one of the principal salt-producing cities in Germany. The city’s name is an ancient Indo-Germanic word for salt, and the first documentary reference to the brine springs in the vicinity dates from 961 ad. In the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries salt was produced by ...
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Technical Museum of the Saltworks and Saltworkers
Mansfelder Strasse 52
06108 Halle, Germany

It is not far from Hamburg's city centre to the green gem in the Norderelbe, the Water Art on Kaltehofe island in the Rothenburgsort district. From here, Hamburg was supplied with clean and germ-free drinking water for almost 100 years from 1893 onwards. Since 2011, the museum, industrial monument ...
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Kaltehofe Elbe Island Water Art
Kaltehofe Hauptdeich 6-7
20539 Hamburg, Germany

The Großauheim Museum has been housed in the former power station and in the historical bathhouse since 1983. It has been fundamentally overhauled and its contents given a new direction in the past few years. The exhibition area is divided into two sections. In August 2010, the art exhibition opened ...
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Großauheim Museum of Art and Industrial History
Pfortenwingert 4
63457 Hanau, Germany

Heringen (Werra) | Germany
The discovery of potassic salts in the valley of the river Werra, about 70 kilometers southeast of Kassel at the border of Hesse and Thuringia, in 1893 promoted the emergence of a still operating mining area with occasionally up to 30 pits and various potash plants processing the raw material to ...
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Werra Potash Mining Museum
Dickesstraße 1
36366 Heringen (Werra), Germany

The history of the Ewald colliery began in 1871. Three mining contractors in Essen, one of whom Ewald Hilger, gave his name to the pit, set up the colliery in the south of Herten. After a thorny start the colliery grew to become the most productive pit in the Ruhrgebiet, above all after the Second ...
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Ewald Mine | Hoheward Landscape Park
Besucherzentrum Hoheward
Werner-Heisenberg-Straße 14
45699 Herten, Germany

Immenhausen | Germany
The Glass Museum in Immenhausen, established in 1987 in a building of the former glassworks Süßmuth, is one of the few museums specialised on glass products in Germany. Between World War II and its shut down in 1987 the company produced high-quality consumer glassware like vases, bowls, and goblets. ...
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Immenhausen Glassmuseum
Am Bahnhof 3
34376 Immenhausen, Germany

Haystacks is what the locals called them. And what do you find in haystacks? If you’re lucky? If you’re not you’d have been faced with more than 100 different working stages before you could produce even a single one, let alone find it. This was the case around two hundred years ago. And then some ...
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Historic Factory Maste-Barendorf - Museum of Needles and Brass Casting
Baarstraße 220-226
58636 Iserlohn, Germany

Königs Wusterhausen | Germany
The windmill on the hill at Königs Wusterhausen was used for radio tests in 1911. A military radio station was built in 1913. It used Morse code and then did early experiments in voice broadcasting. The first radio programme in Germany was broadcast here in 1920. By 1926 there were 12 masts and ...
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Funkerberg Radio Technology Museum
Sender- und Funktechnikmuseum
Funkerberg 20
15711 Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

Krefeld | Germany
Krefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia has a long association with the silk industry. The House of Silk occupies the building of a silk goods manufacturer dating from 1868. The large windows facing south gave good light for manual weaving. From 1908 it was the factory of Hubert Gotzes and his sons, who ...
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The House of Silk Culture
Luisenstraße 15
47799 Krefeld, Germany

The Uerdingen wastewater treatment plant was built in 1909 and was in operation until 1962. Today it is one of the last surviving examples of urban sanitation from the period of burning issues resulting from the enormous growth of cities during the industrialization of Europe at the end of the 19th ...
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Uerdingen Wastewater Treatment Plant
Rundweg 20-22
47829 Krefeld, Germany

Kressbronn am Bodensee | Germany
Bodan shipyard was the largest shipyard on Lake Constance from 1919-2011. Ferries and excursion boats for Lake Constance and the large Swiss lakes were built here. An engine of the "Lodi", the largest Lake Constance ferry built here with a length of 82m, can be seen today in the former hall no 1. ...
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Bodan Wharft
Bodanstraße
88079 Kressbronn am Bodensee, Germany