For the fifth time, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region will be showcasing its exciting industrial heritage over two days. The Elbe, its tributaries and various artificial waterways are the focus of attention. 123 historical industrial plants and museums are contributing to the traditionally rich programme with guided tours and presentations, sightseeing tours and hands-on activities.
The area of the metropolitan region extends between Cuxhaven and Schwerin, Ostholstein and the Allertal with the powerhouse Hamburg as its commercial centre. Visitors can look forward to many unknown and hidden treasures, but also classics of industrial history.
Those who know the heritage days from previous years can expect a number of new sites. These include two granaries in Wismar and Hamburg, the Zülow hydroelectric power station in Sternberg, the cable-guided ferry Fischerhütte on the Kiel Canal, and the Oste bridges in Hechthausen. Also the harbour in Hamburg-Altona with a collection of historic harbour railway vehicles and the Alster steamer "St. Georg" are part of the event.
Other new highlights include the Herrenwyk History Workshop, reviving relics from the neighbouring steelworks, and an artistic presentation of the Old Waterworks Neumühle in Schwerin. Wismar, on the other hand, spotlights the Maritime Tradition Centre.