The history of the Völklinger Hütte is linked to one family: the Röchlings. For decades representatives of this family shaped the fate of the Völklingen Iron and Steelworks. The permanent exhibition "The Röchlings and the Völklinger Hütte" in the sintering plant of the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte tells the more than 100-year history of the Völklinger Hütte in the mirror of the acting persons from the founding and owning family Röchling. Following the temporary exhibition "The Röchling Ironworks and the Völklinger Hütte" (2014 - 2016) and the scientific conference of the same name in 2015, the subject is now being given a permanent place in the sintering plant on the visitors' path to the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklinger Hütte. The exhibition opens up new visitor areas in the sintering plant.
The exhibition "Die Röchlings und die Völklinger Hütte" forms a thematic unity with the UNESCO Visitor Centre, the installation "The Forced Labourers - Place of Remembrance at the Völklinger Hütte" and the presentation of historical research on the forced labourers at the Völklinger Hütte.