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12.11.14

ERIH Conference 2014 - New Ideas for Networks

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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
August Horch Museum | Zwickau

Horchstraße, Audistraße, Trabantstraße. Schon der Blick auf den Stadtplan zeigt: Hier...

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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...

where the largest opencast mine in the world can be found?

In Rio Tinto in the south of Spain. The copper ore is mined in the Corta Atalaya pit, that measures 1200 m by 900 m in size and is 350 metres deep. The ore colours the river water red and gives the mine its name. By the way, football was played for the very first time in Spain in the Rio Tinto mines. It was introduced by local English workers after the mine was taken over in 1873. Enthusiasm for football grew so strong that, for a time in the 1920s, there were more than 20 football clubs in the town whose population numbered only around 12.000.

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