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26.02.15

Call for Papers - ERIH Annual Conference 2015 - 21-23 October in Pilsen (CZ)

Conference subject: How to attract new Audiences?

New Ideas and Innovations for the Interpretation...


10.02.15

Invitation to tender for work contracts

For the implementation of the work programme in the framework of the CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME ERIH...


22.01.15

ERIH welcomes first member in Luxembourg

Office Régional du Tourisme Sud represents the "Land of the Red Rocks"


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 77 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
TextilWerk Bocholt LWL Industrial Museum | Bocholt

Whirring belts, rattling looms, the smell of oil and work: the Industrial Museum...

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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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