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World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Steel Mill

Shut down in 1986 and made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1994, the Völklingen Steel Mill is the only authentically preserved steel mill in the world dating back to the peak of the iron and steel industry.

Blasting hall

Shut down in 1986 and made a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1994, the Völklingen Steel Mill is the only authentically preserved steel mill in the world dating back to the peak of the iron and steel industry. The six imposing furnaces with their unique sloping lifts which pierce the skyline from afar have dominated the Saar Valley for over 100 years now.

One of the high points of the tour, the blasting hall (65,000 sq ft / 6,000 sq m) still stands; gigantic turbo compressors were used here to produce the furnace blast necessary for pig iron production. Today it has been converted into a venue for cultural events, concerts and exhibitions which are lent extra spice by the impressive backdrop posed by the abandoned machinery.

Former steel workers will lead you through this "iron cathedral" telling first-hand accounts of how these works influenced the lives of the people in the entire region.

For groups of 10 persons or more

  • Duration
    1,5 hours
  • Appointments
    all year on request
  • Bookings
    at least 7 days in advance
  • Price
    80,00- € per group (10-30 persons) + Entrance 10,00 € per person (bus rental not included)
  • Languages
    English, German or French
  • Tour Includes
    - Guided tour of the World Cultural Heritage Site Völklingen Steel Mill
    - Entrance fees

Reservation / information

Kongress- und Touristik Service Gruppenreisen/Stadtführungen
Bahnhofstraße 31 / Diskonto-Hochhaus
66111 Saarbrücken

Phone: +49 681 9380917
Fax: +49 681 9380938
E-mail: gruppen.info@kontour.de

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