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05.09.14

ERIH is one of the European networks proposed for funding

EACEA has published results of European network funding


04.09.14

ERIH Annual Conference 2014 - Register now

This year´s conference subject is "Networks of Industrial Heritage. Founding - Managing - Funding –...


01.07.14

Conference „The Future of Labour Museums”

3rd – 7th September 2014 Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr, Austria

held by WorkLab, The International...


Welcome

to the European Route of Industrial Heritage, the tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe. 

Currently we present more than 1,000 sites in 43 European countries. Among these sites there are 80 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On sixteen Regional Routes you can discover the industrial history of these landscapes in detail. All sites relate to thirteen European Theme Routes which show the diversity of European industrial history and their common roots.

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Anchor Point of the Day
Falun Mine, World Heritage | Falun

The contrast could not be greater, hamlets and small villages bordering idyllic lakes, set...

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Anchor Points

Anchor points illustrate the complete range of European industrial history.
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Regional Routes

The Regional Routes link landscapes and sites which have left their mark on European industrial history.
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European Theme Routes

Theme Routes take up specific questions relating to European industrial history.
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Biographies

History is always made by people. We present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.
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Do you know...

that a potash pit in the Werra Valley was once the richest mine in the world?

During the Second World War the gold reserves of the doomed German Reich were stored in the Kaiserroda potash mine in Merkers. In 1945 the Nazis had tried to conceal from the allies 8,645 gold bars, countless platinum and silver bars, as well as 600.000 gold coins to a total current value of more than 2 billion Euros, not forgetting valuable works of art. Nonetheless the allies quickly found the hidden treasure trove and brought it back to the surface. Today the "gold room" in the Merkers Adventure Mine, an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage, reminds visitors of this historical event.

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