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A thought provoking trip back in time to a harsh industrial era.

I visited this UNESCO site with a group colleagues from all over Europe. Everyone in our group were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GrumpyBritDad
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Woking, United Kingdom
Overwhelming piece of industrial Europeanen heritage

Welcome to the heart of European history. This is where our modern times & wellfare started... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Iris L
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Den Haag
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Iris L
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Nulux
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Voelklinger-Huette is the same as Volklingen steelworks. The first is the name in German and the second one is in English.

Thank marekp59
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

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...More

Thank hannabaron
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

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...More

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