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Voelklinger-Huette

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After weeks of exploring castles, pretty villages and vineyards in Saarland and Mosel, this stop... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
binderdundat
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Vancouver
Impressive

I spent several hours discovering these old ironworks. There are not too many limitations, most of... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
EvaF2Eva
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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The Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site – one of the most exciting places in the world The Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site is the first industrial monument from the golden age of industrialization to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage...more
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Rathausstrasse 75, 66333 Voelklingen, Saarland, Germany
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

After weeks of exploring castles, pretty villages and vineyards in Saarland and Mosel, this stop was completely different. The site is impressive for its massive size, legacy to industrialization and rotating art exhibits. I would have given it an excellent rating but feel there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank binderdundat
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I spent several hours discovering these old ironworks. There are not too many limitations, most of the places area accessible. A lot of detail information about the factory history is available on interactive panels. Information about technology might be a bit improved. At each facility...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Völklinger Hütte was famous for its quality steel worldwide. it provided work for thousands of workers for decades, whole families were working there and could build up a decent life with hard work. With the end of the golden coal and steel area a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

The combination of art, industry and even a bit of nature is incredibly impressive. It all works together really well. The main attraction, the recent remnants of a huge steel factory, are impressive and the museum does make a (very small) effort to emphasize some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne D
Reviewed July 20, 2018

It was a hot day so that may have colored our enjoyment of this site, but we found it difficult to find our way around, and the "Dismaworld" art exhibition, while impressive, just added to the oppressive atmosphere. There was also an exhibit on Queen...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for something different to see this is the place. Take snacks and water because you can spend up to 4 hrs depending on how much you want to see.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The ironworks at Voelklinger are quite impressive. With huge machines and furnaces reflecting technologies of over 100 years. This is the real thing. Huge furnaces and motors. A true engineering experience. You walk around, up and down. This month, there is also a very impressive...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Amr E
Reviewed February 5, 2018

A huge and impressive collection of metal elements creating an amazing structure that once produced steel. I have the impression that people were only pawns in this structure.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This UNESCO listed heritage site - 1st industrial site -is simply astonishing. It's very rare that the general public can see a large scale industrial facility up close (albeit not operational). The route through the facility is over 7km long, taking you through the iron...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Brought my kids out (13/14) to sample what heavy industry made in Germany was all about. Awesome, hands-on, unforgettable!

Date of experience: December 2016
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