World Heritage Day on June 3 – the participating ERIH Anchor Points

On the first Sunday in June, as every year, the 40 World Heritage Sites (WHS) in Germany celebrate UNESCO World Heritage Day. This year's festival on June 3 comes under the heading ‚UNESCO World Heritage – Connecting People‘. Part of it are the ERIH Anchor Points Rammelsberg in Goslar, Zollverein Mine and Coking Plant in Essen, the Voelklingen Iron Works and Hamburg's Speicherstadt (warehouse district).

The museum and visitor mine in Rammelsberg WHS celebrate the day with the opening of the new special exhibition "Animal Mining – Horses, Donkeys, Pit Dogs in the Harz Mountains". The exhibition is all about the use of animals in forests, shaft sinking, and in the construction and powering of mining and water pumping facilities. Admission to the museum is free on this day, a reduced price applies for guided tours.
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The Zollverein WHS welcomes its visitors with a variety of events refering to the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH 2018). The programme includes a stage show, hands-on activities for children and families as well as guided tours of the site. Here, too, admission is free.
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The WHS Voelklingen Iron Works offers guided tours focusing on various aspects of the local industrial heritage. The "Paradise" tour, for instance, covers the premises of the former coking plant and couples industrial monuments, nature and urban art. Children may look forward to two guided tours, including one experiencing the ScienceCenter Ferrodrom®. All this is free of charge, except for a regular entrance fee to access the recently opened exhibition ‚Legend Queen Elizabeth II – Luciano Pelizzari Collection‘.
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In the Speicherstadt Hamburg, residents organize guided tours, dance and music events all day long together with the Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments. The Speicherstadt Museum, a branch of the ERIH Anchor Point Museum of Labour, offers several guided tours, including a ‚discovery tour for children‘ and the living history tour ‚Hertha handverlesen‘ (Hertha hand-picked). All guided tours start on St. Annenplatz and are free of charge.
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