Völklinger Hütte’s historical pig-iron production facilities are completely intact. Several kilometres of visitor walkways lead to milestones in the history of technology, such as the one-of-a-kind inclined ore lift, the massive blowing engines and the sintering plant.
Völklinger Hütte is an experience for all the senses. It is easy to imagine what it must have felt like to work amid the deafening noise of the engines in the blower hall, or to stand by the bottom of the six blast furnaces as 1,000° molten pig iron flowed out of them.
The vista of the massive tangle of pipes provides another special experience, as does the ascent to the 45-metre-high viewing platforms above the blast furnaces. From here, visitors can look out over the entire industrial landscape.