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Voelklinger-Huette

Rathausstrasse, 66333 Voelklingen, Saarland, Germany
+49 (0) 6898/9100100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoyed several hours wandering around this amazing industrial site. So much to see. The exhibition showing 25 years since the unification is an added bonus. The Egyptian exhibits are superb and there is just so much too see. Highly recommended!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Coming from near Ironbridge in Telford (UK), a World Heritage site for iron manufacture, it was great to visit Volklingen Ironworks. Not only is it a fascinating museum but the ability to get 'nose close' and climb onto the structure is second to none! There is masses to see (as well as traveling exhibitions that they host - I think... More

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Stuart, Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A group of us did a self-guided tour of the ironworks as part of our visit to a Pop-Culture Multi-media installation at the Ironworks. The massive ironworks were every bit as impressive as the art collection! In addition, we had lunch in the café and it was very good.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I actually grew up not too far away from here, but never bothered. Only when I moved to the other site of the world and visited my family I finally took notice and gave it a go. And man was I excited. Not only is it worth visiting for the historic significance for the region, but the art and cultural... More

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A group of us took a 2-hour guided tour of the iron plant. The guide was very knowledgeable and patient :) He gave us lots of information. Seeing the gigantic machinery in plant up close and realizing what was accomplished close to 100 years ago will make every engineer be amazed. If you are interested in how design choices enable... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is maybe a bit too pricey, but you can definitely spend a whole day in here ;-) And by the way, if you are an ICOM member you can get 2 entrances for free.

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A group of us took a 2-hour guided tour of the iron plant. The guide was very knowledgeable and patient :) He gave us lots of information. Seeing the gigantic machinery in plant up close and realizing what was accomplished close to 100 years ago will make every engineer be amazed. If you are interested in how design choices enable... More

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Krungthep Mahanakorn
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234 reviews 234 reviews
75 attraction reviews
532 helpful votes 532 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you wonder what makes Deutschland an economic powerhouse it is today, jump on a Saarbrücken-bound train from Trier to Völklingen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Once the biggest steel girder producer in the German Empire employing as many as 17,000 labourers and a symbol of SaarLorLux’s prosperity, the factory shut down in 1986 after a century of... More

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Krungthep Mahanakorn
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234 reviews 234 reviews
75 attraction reviews
532 helpful votes 532 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you wonder what makes Deutschland an economic powerhouse it is today, jump on a Saarbrücken-bound train from Trier to Völklingen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Once the biggest steel girder producer in the German Empire employing as many as 17,000 labourers and a symbol of SaarLorLux’s prosperity, the factory shut down in 1986 after a century of... More

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Buderim, Australia
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459 reviews 459 reviews
263 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not really worth a visit apart from the steel works if you like that sort of a thing. I wouldn't bother in general

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