Volklingen steelworks

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Grumpy British Dad
Woking, UK24 contributions
A thought provoking trip back in time to a harsh industrial era.
Oct 2018 • Business
I visited this UNESCO site with a group colleagues from all over Europe.
Everyone in our group were blown away with how the tour brought home the harsh realities of working in a Steelworks in the early 20th Century.
It must have been hell on earth going to work in some areas of that plant. My respect goes out to the thousands that did! It is well worth a trip if you are in the area.
Oh and a special mention for our tour guide (so sorry I didn't get his name). He had worked at the plant in the 60's and 70's and really brought the experience to life.
Thank You!
Written 9 November 2018
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Iris L
Den Haag34 contributions
Overwhelming piece of industrial Europeanen heritage
Aug 2018 • Family
Welcome to the heart of European history. This is where our modern times & wellfare started. Steelworks where thousands of local workers sufferd the unbearable heat and dust. Where industry, trade, infrastructure, art......everything change since......well, steel!!!!
The plant was operated till 1986 and open to public since 2000. You are allowed to eye large parts of the plant. Most in original state. Up the silo’s where sintels were melted, down the cellars where carbon was supplied en heated up to finally 2000 Celsius.
The expositions are less interesting unfortunately and too much off topic (queen Elisabeth and Disney inspired urban art).
15 euro’s pp. Kids free. 7 km of tracé throughout the plant. It’s worth it
Written 11 August 2018
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Nulux
Brit In Lux79 contributions
Inca Exhibit last day
Apr 2018 • Couples
First time visit to the Unesco site.
Excellent exhibition, well set out among the retired machinery of the steel works. Excellent german guide, not sure if english is available on other occasions.
Will definitely return for other exhibits and to discover the old steel works
Written 8 April 2018
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marekp59
Gdansk, Poland1,775 contributions
It is the same as Voelklinger-Huette
Jan 2018
Voelklinger-Huette is the same as Volklingen steelworks. The first is the name in German and the second one is in English.
Written 5 February 2018
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PamAlbury
Albury, Australia758 contributions
Fascinating
Aug 2017 • Couples
Allow plenty of time - it is very extensive (the circular walking tour runs for 6 kms!) and so interesting - and a photographer's delight! In 1986, these gigantic ironworks - covering an area of 60 ha - were closed and in 1994 they became the first industrial monument to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Written 19 October 2017
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jeffp9999
Warminster, UK6 contributions
Excellent but poor on information
Jun 2017 • Friends
What a fantastic place - but let down by one major factor. The information transfer is poor if not non existent. A lack of graphical explanation of the whole process and where each building fits in to the grand scheme had four mature adults scrabbling to remember schoolboy lessons on steel making. This results in a feeling that the whole place just misses the mark.

Would I recommend it - yes I would but only after an Internet refresher course in the steel making process. Also be aware that to get the full experience takes four plus hours.
Let us hope that as the site developers it will improve the offering and turn it into a must not miss industrial gem.
Written 31 August 2017
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MHK_Guide
Katowice, Poland40 contributions
The best postindustrial attraction in the world!
Feb 2017 • Couples
To be honest I'm not big fan of postindustrial places and I didn't expect that exhibition "Budda" with many ancient sculptures in Volklingerhutte will be good idea. I was suprised and It was very good feeling! Place is huge and very specific, organisators of exhibition used potential of this place perfectly!

It's very close to railway station :)
Written 2 July 2017
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Jakub67
Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic175 contributions
Interesting museum, but not real urbex
May 2017 • Family
I got a tip for this place that it's a very interesting place for urbexers. Actually, it's more something between urbex and a normal museum. The Miss at the ticket office assured me that I really can go anywhere I can get. Obviously, however, she thought "where to get along the official paths." As soon as I found myself a little out of these directions, I was warned by staff that I should not go there. On the one hand, I understand it - to leave a freely accessible technical monument like this for ordinary visitors, it is not possible for safety reasons. And shut this steel works completely, it would be a pity again. So it's basically a reasonable compromise - visitors can safely explore this steel plant and whoever is interested in a real urbex will have to find something else ...
Written 6 June 2017
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G C
Alsace, France24 contributions
Reclycled ...
Jul 2016 • Friends
It was too expensive to clean this polluted place, so it became a cultural unesco heritage; it is fascinating, but as I would not see that from my window, I will not say it is wonderful. And there is few information about the activity at the time, or the people who worked there, the daily life. Good for photographers, not for humanists!
Written 7 July 2016
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