Under one of the longest names imaginable, the original industrial museum in Germany is also its largest. Pooling various locations across Westphalia together, the Industry Museum, Industriemuseum, presents how the industrial age shaped and influenced the region.
Eight former places of work are united under the auspice of the Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Culture. Architectural features in the industrial monuments are both fascinating and unique. Themes of the powerful past are linked with issues of the today, thus bringing buildings back to life, preserving industrial heritage.
Sites in the Ruhr Metropolis are the Textile Works, TextilWerk, in Bocholt; Hannover Colliery, Zeche Hannover, in Bochum; Zollern Colliery, Zeche Zollern, in Dortmund; Iron and Steel Works, Henrichshütte in Hattingen; Nightingale Mine, Zeche Nachtigall, in Witten; the Shiplift, Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg, in Waltrop; Brickworks, Ziegelei in Lage and the Glassworks, Glashütte, Gernheim in Petershagen
By Vincent Green, Mar 22 2021