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ERIH - Annual Conference 2015 - Registration is now open

21 to 23 October 2015 in Pilsen, Czech Republic


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...


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


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

Currently we present about 1,200 sites in 43 European countries. Among these sites there are more than 80 Anchor Points which build the virtual ERIH main route. On eighteen 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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Blegny-Mine | Blegny

Les Gueules Noires - the black faces: That’s the way the Walloons called their coal buddies....

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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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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...

where you can visit Europe's highest winding tower?

In Outokumpu, a town in the east of Finland with scarcely 8,000 inhabitants. Once Outokumpu was the largest mining town in Finland. Mining of copper ore started in 1913 and ended in 1989. In 1954 the Keretti shaft was sunk and topped by a 96 m winding tower, the highest in Europe. When the mine ceased working all buildings were pulled down except the winding tower. Today it is a far visible landmark and stands for the mining history of the region.

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