UNESCO World Heritage site “Völklinger Hütte“

The World Heritage Site “Völklinger Hütte“ is a gigantic ironworks from the iron industry’s heyday and definitely one of the more unsual of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

360° Panorama UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte - © Gerhard Kassner

It was closed down in 1986 and became a listed building. „Völklinger Hütte“, founded in 1873, is now the worldwide only remaining ironworks from the iron and steel industry’s heyday. An exciting cultural destination of the 21th century that is not only of interest for industrial history buffs!

Theme park for iron, steel and industry culture

On over 600.000 square metres visitors can explore the former work place of the ironworkers. Visitors can climb up to the 40 metres high viewing-platform of the blast furnace group. The worldwide only skip hoist or 6000 square metres blower plant are further highlights while touring this gigantic industrial plant. Over 5000 metres of walkways make your visit easy and convenient.

ScienceCenter Ferrodrom

In the ScienceCenter Ferrodrom the exciting world of iron and steel and the four elements of fire, water, earth and air become real. Over 100 interactive displays invite visitors to experiment and experience for themselves what it is all about.

Where industry and art meet

Just imagine. Once, there were giant chimneys smoldering and defeaning noise. Now, you can visit top-notch exhibitions and concerts. The World Cultural Heritage Site of the Völklingen Ironworks has become one of the most popular cultural destinations of the region.

Events and exhibitions

Unique exhibitions brought over 2,5 million visitors to the World Cultural Heritage Site in the past 10 years. Every year the visitors can explore up to three exhibitions in the special atmosphere of the Word Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte.

“Mon Trésor” takes a programmatic look at a major European hub, presenting important treasures from Saarland and neighbouring countries. The exhibition features exceptional archaeological, technological and artistic objects from the Saar Carboniferous period to the present.

Adults17,- €
Reduced rate15,- €
Children, teens (- 18 years), studentsfree of charge

Free entry with the Saarland Card

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 Nachmittag-Special: ab 16:00 Uhr Eintritt frei
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


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