World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte


in short

A visit to the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is an adventure: the visitor can go down deep into the dark corridors of the burden shed and climb up to the lofty heights of the blast furnace viewing-platform.
Abenddämmerung am Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
© Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Gerhard Kassner
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World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte

in detail

The multi-media introduction to the sintering-plant takes the visitor on a journey through time, from the beginnings of the Völklingen Ironworks right up to the present day. From the roof of the ore shed, a view opens up over the town of Völklingen and the active works of Saarstahl AG. An impressive panorama at any time of year, both by night and by day.

At the granulating-plant, the laid out picnic area, located between colourful aquatic plants and uncompromising steel offers visitors a chance to relax. Then there is the ascent to the top platform 27 metres above ground: where the raw materials were once tipped into the blast furnaces. If anyone feels like going up a little further, they can climb up to the viewing-platform of the blast furnace group from which an incomparable panorama can be seen.

The top platform, spanning a length of 200 metres is now open to visitors: altogether an impressive experience.  The tour continues by walking via the coal track, with its new 20 metre long spiral chute, over the blower shed footbridge into the blower shed.  Here the blowers can be seen: giants of iron and steel which generated the blast that was then channelled into the blast furnaces.

A tour of the World Cultural Heritage Site, with more than 5000 metres of exciting and well signposted walkways will generally take between two and three hours.

The World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks: one of the most exciting places in the world.
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Standard 15 €/ Reduced rate 13 € / Children and young people until 18 years, pupils and students until 27 years with student card: Admission free Normal 15 € / Ermäßigt 13 € / Kinder, Jugendliche bis 18 Jahre sowie Schüler und Studenten bis 27 Jahre mit Ausweis: Eintritt frei Tarif normal 15 € / Tarif réduit 13 € / Enfants et jeunes jusqu'à 18 ans élèves et étudiants jusqu'à 27 ans avec badge: entrée libre
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Visitor entrance

World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75-79
66333 Völklingen (Saarland)
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Opening Times

10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Opening times during winter season:
from 2 November until Palm Sunday:
10 a.m until 6 p.m.
2.11. bis Palmsonntag:
10 bis 18 Uhr
Heures d'ouverture d'hiver:
du 2 novembre jusqu'au dimanche des Rameaux: de 10 à 18h

Tuesday special offer: every tuesday from 3 p.m.: entrance free
Dienstag-Nachmittag-Special ab 15.00 Uhr: Eintritt frei
Offre spéciale du mardi:
à partir de 15h: entrée libre - The exhibition portal for Europe