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Lobeč u Mšena | Czech Republic
The Lobeč Brewery, a significant technical landmark of czech brewing industry, is situated in Central Bohemian Region, some 60 km north of Prague. The village is located on the edge of Kokořínsko Natural Reserve and was declared a Rural Heritage Zone with the local Brewery and a Baroque castle as ...
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Lobeč Brewery
Lobeč 34
27736 Lobeč u Mšena, Czech Republic

Frederiksvaerk | Denmark
Frederiksvaerk boasts a remarkable history along the lines of well-known English factory villages such as Coalbrookdale, New Lanark and Saltaire. Based on waterpower Frederiksvaerk once housed the national armament industry and was a worldwide supplier of military equipment. In the 1720s an agate ...
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Frederiks Vaerk Museum of Industry
Industrimuseet Frederiks Værk
Torvet 18-20
DK 3300 Frederiksvaerk, Denmark

Tampere | Finland
The pioneer of large-scale manufacturing in the Finnish city of Tampere was the Scot James Finlayson (1771-1852) who, after a spell working in St Petersburg, established an engineering shop in the early 1820s using the water-power provided by the Tammerkoski river. He diversified into cotton ...
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Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Työväenmuseo Werstas
Väinö Linnan aukio 8
33210 Tampere, Finland

Uckange | France
Blast furnace U4 is a rusty fossil. The oldest furnace in the Lorraine coal basin stands alone on an open industrial steppe alongside the 953 main road and the River Fensch. The adjacent furnaces have been demolished one by one. The struggle to keep it in existence lasted 15 years. Since 1935 blast ...
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Blast Furnace U4
Parc haut-fourneau U4
1, Jardin des Traces
57270 Uckange, France

Altena | Germany
It’s an all rounder: tough, delicate, shining, decorative. It’s always flexible and it’s quite simply indispensable in everyday life. This amazing material is wire and everybody knows what that is. But if the only thing you associate with the term is barbed wire or wire netting you’re in for a huge ...
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German Museum of Wire
Fritz-Thomée-Straße 12
58762 Altena, Germany

Augsburg | Germany
The former railway depot and workshop, covering about 35,000 square meters, was built in 1906 by the Königlich-Bayerische Staatseisenbahnen (Royal Bavarian State Railways). Today the whole complex is listed. The restoration of the buildings and facilities started in 2014 and is due to last several ...
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Railway Park
Firnhaberstraße 22c
86159 Augsburg, Germany

The director of the Electoral State of Saxony Saline Baths in Dürrenberg, Johann Gottfried Borlach, was a stubborn man. He had people drilling for saline sources for 19 years. Finally, on 15th September 1763, he struck lucky at a depth of 223 metres. The discovery turned a hitherto obscure place ...
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The Graduation Tower and the Borlach Museum
Borlach-Museum
Borlachplatz 1
06231 Bad Dürrenberg, Germany

Bad Nauheim | Germany
The Friends of the Wetterau Heritage Railway is about 20 km long and crosses the fertile Wetterau, a landscape north of Frankfurt/Main. The railway enthusiasts who maintain the facilities are doing it on a voluntary basis and on their own initiative, running their ‚business‘ as professionally as a ...
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Wetterau Heritage Railway
Eisenbahnfreunde Wetterau e. V.
Am Goldstein 12 (Lokschuppen)
61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Bad Sassendorf | Germany
The Museum “Westphalian Salt Experience” traces 5.000 years of history that salt and brine made along the ancient trade route of the Hellweg and it sheds light on various aspects of salt that are less known. Brine, salty water which washes out subterranean deposits of rock salt, surfaced along the ...
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Westphalian Salt Experience
An der Rosenau 2
59505 Bad Sassendorf, Germany

Balve | Germany
Smoking chimneys and industrial spires towering into the heavens! Not here! The Luisenhütte in Balve-Wocklum looks almost cosy. No steel, no complicated tangles of pipes, no gigantic engine house. Instead there’s an angular half-timbered quarry-stone building set amongst quiet trees, and a nearby ...
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Luisenhütte
Wocklumer Allee
58802 Balve, Germany

Baruth | Germany
In 1716 Count Sigismund Friedrich (1696-1738) established a glassworks about 7 km from the small town of Baruth that lies 60 km south of Berlin. The community that grew up around the works gained the name ‘Glashütte’. The works continued to operate until 1980.The historical monument Baruther ...
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Baruth Glassmaking Village
Hüttenweg 20
15837 Baruth, Germany

Bendorf-Sayn | Germany
The casting hall in the Gothic style at the Bendorf ironworks, Sayn, 10 km north of Koblenz, is one of the most monumental industrial buildings in Europe. A blast furnaces was built at Bendorf in 1769 by Clemens Wenzeslaus, Elector of Trier. When the state of Nassau was absorbed into Prussia the ...
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Sayner Hütte Iron Works
In der Sayner Hütte 4
56170 Bendorf-Sayn, Germany

Benndorf | Germany
Broad, undulating fields and rows of fruit trees line the stretch of the oldest narrow-gauge railway in Germany. At the front of the train is one of the original Mansfeld steam engines. Clattering behind it are historic wagons with open platforms and round iron stoves. Re-greened spoil tips which ...
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The Mansfeld Works Railway Line
Hauptstraße 15
06308 Benndorf, Germany

The museum of communications in Berlin claims to be Europe’s oldest postal museum. The collection was established in 1872 by the postmaster of imperial Germany, Heinrich von Stephan (1831-97), who, in 1866, had been commissioned by the government of Prussia to establish a federal postal service, ...
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Berlin Museum of Communications
Leipziger Strasse 16
10117 Berlin, Germany

Berlin | Germany
Brewhouse, warehouse, cooper’s workshop, horse stables, canteen and children’s home: the preserved complex of the historic Schultheiss Brewery clearly illustrates how a company that once ranked among the largest breweries in Europe was organized around 1900. The renovated industrial monument ...
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Culture Brewery
Schönhauser Allee 36
10405 Berlin, Germany

Berlin | Germany
How does electricity get into the socket? The Energy Museum in Berlin does not only vividly illustrate how electricity is generated and distributed, but it also traces the development of communication technology and home appliances. Several exhibits are shown in action. Whoever, for instance, kept ...
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Energy Museum
Teltowkanalstraße 9
12247 Berlin, Germany

From the outside, Berlin's last preserved gasometer made of stone seems almost unchanged. But a guided tour of the interior of the colossus in Fichtestraße reveals an insight into 130 years of the city's history. Since its construction in 1883/84, the circular building has stored so-called coal gas, ...
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Gasholder "History Storehouse Fichtebunker"
Fichtestraße 6
10967 Berlin, Germany

Nestled between commercial buildings and main roads, the Herzberge landscape park offers a peaceful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of a large city. Right in the middle of it can be found the complex of brick buildings constructed in late 19th century to form the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin ...
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Herzberge Boiler House Museum
Herzbergstraße 79
10365 Berlin, Germany

Berlin | Germany
The industrial district Schöneweide is closely linked to Emil Rathenau. In 1896 he purchased an area of 92,000 square meters next to the river Spree to establish the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG). Thus, he laid the foundations of one of the major industrial sites of his time. One year ...
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Industriesalon Schöneweide
Besucherzentrum für Industriekultur
Reinbeckstraße 9
12459 Berlin, Germany

Berlin | Germany
„Pfefferberg“ bezeichnet ein Areal mit denkmalgerecht sanierten Gebäuden und drei Neubauten auf einer Fläche von 13.504 qm im Berliner Stadtteil Prenzlauer Berg. Die Brauerei Pfeffer war die erste Brauerei untergäriger Brauart nördlich der damaligen Stadtgrenzen von Berlin. Der bayerischen ...
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Pfefferberg
Schönhauser Allee 176
10119 Berlin, Germany

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