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Address: Rathausstrasse, 66333 Voelklingen, Saarland, Germany
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+49 6898 9100100
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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A quick trip to Volklingen

The iron works were amazing. It was a bit hard to find "start" and breezy as you went through but very informative. I think I would have gotten more out of it if they offered a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 5, 2016
suzanne r
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The iron works were amazing. It was a bit hard to find "start" and breezy as you went through but very informative. I think I would have gotten more out of it if they offered a handheld device or English speaking tour guide. The various stops had kiosks in many languages though. There was also a Budda exhibit. The photography... More 

Thank suzanne r
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Amazing industrial site and exposition venue. Unesco protected site worth a day trip. Do not forget to check their website for ongoing expositions (I saw Steve McCurry's Buddhism photo expo and the biggest Budhas collection in the world). The visit of the Ironworks is unforgettable so have your camera on hand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

I have never seen such an enormous factory... That was wonderful it's one of the most important things you have to see in Volklingen....It's free in Tuesday afternoon.

1 Thank Tareif G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I have to admit I'm a tech nerd and I absolutely love this old factory. The old raw buildings and equipments are beautifully used as background for telling the history. I spent a bit more than 3 hours here.

1 Thank Per N
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It's a huge place, where we can feel a little bit the oppressive of the years of Industrial Revolution. It's a necessary place to visit, but I would recommend to be in a good mood when visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

I really enjoyed my time there,i stayed 4 hours or even more! I tooked a lot of picture! Really good visit to suggest you...

1 Thank Aure57150
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

This place is amazing! We arrived about 4pm during the week and we were told it was free. I'm not sure if it was the day or the time. We stayed until it closed (7pm) and loved every minute of it. It seems like there are many offshoots and options, so we backtracked a few times to make sure we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Unesco industrial heritage, very interesting and definitely worth a visit. We walked miles under, over and through the ironworks, with impressive exhibitions, panoramic views and interesting demonstration models for kids. Entry costs €15 for adults but you can wander as long as you like. I would recommend good shoes for walking and claiming up and down gantry steps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This was an awesome experience. The entry fee is pretty expensive (15 EUR), but it's worth every cent. We spent a good 4-4,5 hours going around the ironworks, the exhibitions and all the things around. It's a must for all steampunk lovers. Rusty pipes, trains, lots and lots of bolts everywhere. Superrecommended.

Thank Balazs J
Bad Homburg, Hessen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is definitely worth a stop when passing near Saarbruecken, Germany. A USESCO World Heritage Site, this former working iron works offers many hours of viewing exhibits about the history of the industry, the working conditions in the plant, the role it played during the war years and what came after it closed. Visitors are free to wander through kilometers... More 

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