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Gasometer in Oberhausen

Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany

The gasometer in Oberhausen is the largest disc-type gasholder in Europe. Today it serves as an exhibition hall. After reaching the top by an elevator or by a staircase outside the building one have an excellent view of the area.

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Industrial Heritage

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

Landschaftspark Nord in Duisburg, Germany

The Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord is actually the area of a former iron works. It is open for public and people are allowed to walk on the grounds of the iron works all the day long. Even at night!

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Restaurant Hauptschalthaus in Duisburg

Restaurat Hauptschalthaus in Duisburg, Germany

The restaurant Hauptschalthaus is located in the former control centre of an ironworks in Duisburg. The main attraction of the restaurant is the dining area in front of some huge insulators. Through the big windows, one also has a good view of the ironworks situated at the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord.

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Islitzer Mühle in Prägraten

Islitzer mill in Prägraten, Austria

An impressive place in Prägraten am Großvenediger is this mill called Islitzer Mühle. The mill driven by the power of the Islitzbach is still working and open for public.

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Industrial Heritage

Thistles at a Lodenwalke in Ramsau

Thistles at a Lodenwalke in Ramsau, Austria

Interesting detail seen at a lodenwalke in Ramsau, Styria. A lodenwalke is a manufacture which produces clothes made of the wool of mountain sheep (‘Loden’) in a very traditional way. So I was impressed to see that they are still using real thistles for roughing the Loden.

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Industrial Heritage Museums

Papiermuseum in Steyrermühl

Paper mill in Steyrermühl, Austria

The Austrian museum about paper making (Österreichisches Papiermuseum) is placed in the halls of a former paper mill in Steyrermühl. There you can learn something about the different ways of paper making beginning with the papyrus of the ancient Egypt up to the huge paper mills of today. More…

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Industrial Heritage

Völklinger Hütte in Völklingen

View of the iron works taken from the railway station

The Völklinger Hütte (Völklingen Ironworks) is a World Heritage Site as well as part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. There one can learn a lot about making iron by guided tours. More…