ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage, is the tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. The network is run by the ERIH association, which has more than 300 members in 27 countries. Over 100 member sites are Anchor Points, sites of exceptional historical importance in terms of industrial heritage which also offer a high quality visitor experience. Regional Routes introduce in more detail the industrial history of landscapes, which were particularly influenced by industrialization. All locations are assigned to one or more of 14 European Theme Routes, which show the variety and - together with over 185 biographies - the interlinkages of European industrial history and their common roots. In total we present over 2,000 sites worth visiting on our website from all (50) European countries. ERIH is certified as a "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”.
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.
ERIH has been a "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" since 2019.
Find the results of surveys and evaluations ERIH carried out.