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Darmstadt | Germany
The court furniture manufacturer Ludwig Alter (1847-1908) had the four-storey building constructed by the Darmstadt architect Karl Klee (1871-1927) as a furniture factory in 1905/1906. Klee chose a reinforced concrete construction, at that time considered innovative, and a classical outline for the ...
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Hessian State Museum
Abteilung Schriftguss, Satz und Druckverfahren
Kirschenallee 88
64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Dessau-Roßlau | Germany
Fireproof, weatherproof, resilient, comfortable and extremely safe. These are the properties that swiftly made Junkers aircraft classics of aviation history. Less well-known are the other achievements of the famous aeroplane manufacturer, above all the invention of the bathroom gas geyser which ...
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Dessau technical museum
Kühnauer Straße 161
06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

Dessau-Roßlau | Germany
Along with other architects of the "New Building" group, Walter Gropius, the director of the Bauhaus Dessau Design Academy, was a leading figure in the building of housing estates in the 1920s. After the First World War housing was scarcer than ever. Between 1926 and 1928 Gropius designed the Törten ...
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The steel house | Törten housing estate
Stahlhaus – Info-Punkt der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau für die Siedlung Dessau-Törten
Südstraße 5
06849 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

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
Am Krenzer Hammer kann man historische Schmiedetechnik hautnah erleben. Es ist eine der letzten Freiformschmieden Deutschlands, die mit Hilfe historischer Anlagen arbeiten.Der Krenzer Hammer liegt im Tal des Flusses Ennepe, einem der schönsten Täler im nördlichen Sauerland. Die Umgebung mit ...
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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
Die Produktion von Ketten bestimmte über hundert Jahre die Industriegeschichte der Stadt Fröndenberg. Die Produktpalette reichte von Ketten für die Landwirtschaft bis zu schweren Ketten insbesondere von Schiffs- und Ankerketten.  Neben den deutschen Werften und dem Bergbau des Ruhrgebiets ...
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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

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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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

Leipzig | Germany
An historic printing works in Leipzig accommodates a museum which holds collections of international significance and offers to visitors opportunities for gaining an understanding of the technologies that enabled the communication of knowledge of many kinds for 500 years before the advent of the ...
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Museum of the printing arts
Museum für Druckkunst
Nonnenstrasse 38
04229 Leipzig, Germany

Lüneburg | Germany
Lüneburg is an ancient Hanseatic town on the edge of Lüneburg Heath between Hamburg and Hanover where salt was extracted for more than a thousand years. The salt works closed in 1980 and parts of it have been adapted as a hands-on museum telling the story of the industry. The Well House dates from ...
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German Salt Museum
Sülfmeisterstrasse 1
21335 Lüneburg, Germany

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