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12.11.14

ERIH Conference 2014 - New Ideas for Networks

80 delegates attended the ERIH Conference 2014 at Cromford and discussed concepts for network...


05.09.14

ERIH is one of the European networks proposed for funding

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04.09.14

ERIH Annual Conference 2014 - Register now

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


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 44 European countries. Among these sites there are 80 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On seventeen 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
North Duisburg Landscape Park | Duisburg

“Clean and tidy and ready to be fired up once more”. That may be so. But blast furnace...

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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 the first person in the world to build a textile factory was a former wigmaker?

In 1771 in the village of Cromford, not far from Nottingham, a British citizen and former wigmaker by the name of Richard Arkwright invented a hitherto unheard of machine called the water frame. He harnessed the water from the River Derwent to drive the water wheels of a spinning frame that, until then, was only operated by hand. The water frame, as it was known, was able to spin fine yarn at breathtaking speed. The site of the factory is now an anchor point along the European Route of Industrial Heritage …

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