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Gold panning in Angertal

Gold panning site in Angertal near Bad Hofgastein

Children can try their luck at panning for gold at this special place on a creek in Angertal. Display boards explain under which circumstances gold can be found in water courses. In a hut rubber boots and pans are available for the gold panning adventure.

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Industrial Heritage Museums

Knappenwelt in Angertal

Furnace at the pitmen's world in Angertal

The Knappenwelt (Pitmen’s World) is a compilation of structural evidence of late medieval gold and silver smelting in Pongau. The reconstructed plant shows a roasting furnace, a smelting furnace and a cupellation furnace as they were in operation from 1490 to 1520. During guided tours, the water-powered stamp battery is demonstrated.

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Industrial Heritage Museums

Gottlieb Daimler Memorial

View of the gardenhouse

This greenhouse owned by Gottlieb Daimler housed that workshop and testing station where Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach used to work for their latest inventions.

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Industrial Heritage Museums

Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale)

Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale), Germany

The museum was established in 1967 in the buildings of the former Royal Prussian saline to Halle (Saale). In these rooms, salt is still traditionally extracted. On regular events, the visitors can look over the Hallors’ shoulders during salt production. [German]

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Warehouses at the city harbour of Rostock

Warehouses at the city harbour of Rostock, Germany

At the Rostock City Harbour you can find old as well as reconstructed warehouses. In the rooms of the warehouse on the left side the headquarter of AIDA Cruises is based. The piers for the huge AIDA cruisers are not far way at the port of Warnemünde.

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Cranes at the city harbour of Rostock

Cranes at the city harbour of Rostock, Germany

Two cranes dating back to the 1960s at the city harbour of Rostock. They are strong personalities, aren’t they?

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Industrial Heritage Mines World Heritage Sites

Shift bosses’ change room in Rammelsberg

Shift bosses' change room in Rammelsberg, Germany

This is NOT contemporary art but the shift bosses’ change room (Steigerkaue) in the world heritage site of Rammelsberg mine. Instead of lockers the shift bosses used these baskets for storing their clothes and put them high up in the hall. A similar change room (Kaue) for miners I saw at the cocking plant Hansa in Dortmund.

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Industrial Heritage Mines Museums World Heritage Sites

First aid room at Rammelsberg Mine in Goslar

First aid room at Rammelsberg mine near Goslar, Germany

Walking through the museums of the visitor mine and world heritage site Rammelsberg near Goslar gives an interesting insight in the miners’ life. For example you can see this first aid room equipped with materials from the 1980s.

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Industrial Heritage Mines World Heritage Sites

Roeder Gallery at Rammelsberg Mine

Roeder Gallery at Rammelsberg Mine, Germany

There are several underground tours exploring the Rammelsberg Mine. I took the shortest one which goes through the Roeder Gallery. On this tour you follow the route of the water, channelled into the mine to set big water wheels in motion.

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Industrial Heritage Walter Gropius World Heritage Sites

Fagus Factory in Alfeld

Fagus factory in Alfeld, Germany

The Fagus factory is a very special world heritage site because the factory is still in operation. The buildings house a production for shoe lasts as well as a museum about the history of the company and shoes in general. The architecture is considered as an example of early modern architecture and was designed by Walter Gropius and Adolf Mayer.

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Industrial Heritage

ÖSWAG shipyard in Linz

Slipway of the ÖSWAG shipyard in Linz, Austria

On a harbour tour with a boat of the company ‘Wurm+Köck’ in Linz we also entered this shipyard founded in 1840 and still producing and overhauling ships. My first impression: ‘Gosh, how neat and green such a slipway can be’.

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Industrial Heritage

Oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab

Pumpkin seed oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria

Have you ever thought about to sleep in an oil mill? In Neumarkt an der Raab a former oil mill for pumpkin seed oil serves as accommodation for participants of art lessons taking place in the region.