The LWL Industrial Museum Henrichshütte Hattingen is a central point of the Route of Industrial Heritage. Because here you have the opportunity to visit the oldest blast furnace in the Ruhr region. The Henrichshütte was a large iron and steelworks on the Ruhr and today delights young and old with various attractions.
A cycling tour to the LWL Industrial Museum Henrichshütte Hattingen
With a visit to the picturesque Ruhr valley, you discover the history of the Ruhr region. Tip: For those who enjoy cycling, there is a comfortable bike ride to the Henrichshütte LWL Industrial Museum in Hattingen. Because the attraction is situated directly on the modern Ruhr valley cycle path. When visiting the Henrichshütte LWL Industrial Museum in Hattingen, you will not only learn everything about iron production in the past, you can also delve into a variety of exciting temporary exhibitions.
The district’s oldest blast furnace
If you follow the ‘Iron Way’, it goes up to the Henrichshütte in Hattingen: From HO 3, the oldest blast furnace in the region, you have a fantastic view of the surroundings. From a height of approx. 55 metres, let your gaze wander over the Ruhr valley and look at the works site from above. Should you not want to climb the stairs, a ride in the glass lift provides a very special experience. In the past, approx. 10,000 workers were employed at the industrial facility. The areas of activity included the production of iron, steel and coke, as well as the further processing of metal. The town’s last furnace closed in 1987. It is the centrepiece of the works.
The casting demonstration revives the past
Today in the casting demonstration, you see how the molten metal is worked. Those who want to can follow the interesting witness accounts of former employees. So when visiting the Henrichshütte Hattingen LWL Industrial Museum, you receive an accurate impression of the day-to-day running of the works. You can also take a guided tour: Families can choose between Fridays at 6.00pm and Saturdays at 3.00pm, there are daily tours for adults – except for Mondays – at 12.30pm
Walking around Henrichshütte Hattingen
Key information in summary
LWL-Industriemuseum (LWL Industrial Museum) Henrichshütte Hattingen
Werksstrasse 31- 33
Tel.: +49 2324 92470
You will find further information on opening times and prices on the LWL-Industriemuseums Henrichshütte Hattingen website.
Henrichshütte Hattingen is an anchor point of the Route of Industrial Heritage.