Völklingen Ironworks

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Völklingen Ironworks
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Völklingen, Germany Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 49°15′02″N 6°50′43″E / 49.2506°N 6.8453°E / 49.2506; 6.8453
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iv) Edit this on Wikidata[1]
Reference 687
Inscription 1994 (18th Session)
Website www.voelklinger-huette.org/fr/bienvenue/
Völklingen Ironworks is located in Germany
Völklingen Ironworks
Location of Völklingen Ironworks

The Völklingen Ironworks (German: Völklinger Hütte) is located in the German town of Völklingen, Saarland. In 1994, it was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

It is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).


In 1873, Julius Buch began planning of a steel works near Völklingen on the banks of the Saar river. However, this planned work was not completed. In 1881, Carl Röchling began new construction. Two years later the first smelter began operation. The plant closed in 1986.


Today, the Völklinger Hütte is a museum. The Ferrodrom is an interactive science center focusing on the making of iron. Visitors can tour the production areas. In addition, temporary exhibits, on a variety of topics are hosted in the large power halls. In the summer, there are occasional concerts held.


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  1. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/687.