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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 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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Anchor Point of the Day
Almadén Mining Park | Almadén

Almaden is a town located 589 m above sea level, 200 km south of Madrid and about the same...

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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...

which Alpine pass was crossed by train in 1854 for the first time ever?

The Semmering pass. Whoever travels from Vienna to Triest has to cross it. The train that overcomes the pass for more than 150 years uses the same name. Known as "Semmeringbahn" it makes its way along a series of complexly designed bridges. Today the mountains are easily accessible by car. The train, inaugurated in 1854, is still in operation and rewards its passengers with unique panoramic views.

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This website was last modified on 28th July 2015.