01 Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst und Industriekultur

Die Kelten – Druiden. Fürsten. Krieger.

Das Leben der Kelten in der Eisenzeit

2,500 years ago Saarland, together with Luxembourg, Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia in Belgium, form an important European centre. Celts live here. Their princes are much feared as warriors. They lay the foundations for a new culture, the Latène culture. Their smiths have the skills required to forge iron into terrifying weapons and innovative tools. For the fist time the exhibition presents a comprehensive insight into a forgotten chapter of our culture. More than 150 groups of exhibits bring 800 years of Celtic innovation, culture and power to life in the 6,000m2 of the blower hall (Gebläsehalle).

visit the most important UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage Site of Industrial Culture, The World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks – one of the most thrilling places in the world. 

Das UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

In 1994, the Völklingen Ironworks became the fi rst plant from the heyday of industrialisation to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more than a century, the Völklingen Ironworks had shaped the lives of many thousands of people. Today, it is the only fully preserved ironworks from the 19th and 20th centuries and an extraordinary monument and sightseeing location featuring high quality cultural exhibitions and thrilling projects.

Tip: March/April until End of October: At the foot of the inclined ore lift is the entrance to the ScienceCenter Ferrodrom®. On the lower level of the burden shed, over 10,000 m2 in area, the visitor is whisked away into the fascinating world of iron and steel. The four elements fi re, water, air and earth, vital to the production of iron, can be experienced at first hand. The history of iron and that of the Völklingen Ironworks become tangible at Ferrodrom®, where more than 100 hands-on exhibits invite the visitor to experiment.

ERIH - Europäische Route der Indutriekultur

In Saarland, in Lorraine and in Luxembourg the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks, La Mine Museum Carreau Wendel and the Industry and Railway Park Fond-de-Gras are anchor points of the route.
Docking into these three anchor points is the SaarLorLux regional route: 23 locations of various industrial aspects display the broad spectrum of industrial culture in the region. And open up the view onto the route of industrial culture in the whole of Europe.

Opening hours

From 20 November 2010 until 22 May 2011
daily open execept the 24, 25 and 31 December 
from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. / 7 p.m.


Reduced rate 10,00 €
Standard 12,00 €
Children 3,00 €
Families (2 adults with children up to age 16) 25,00 €

Guided tours for groups

(approx. 1,5 hours) 80 € plus reduced rate 10 € p.p. advanced booking required.

Visitors service

Tel. +49 (0) 6898/9 100 100
Fax +49 (0) 6898/9 100 111

Age group

All Ages


Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst und Industriekultur
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75 -79
66333  Völklingen 


Phone: +49 (0)6898 - 9 100 100
Fax: +49 (0)6898 - 9 100 111

GPS Coordinates

49° 14' 53.817'' N, 6° 50' 45.853'' E


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