Red Dot Design Museum in Essen

Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany

The Red Dot Design Museum is located in the former boiler house of shaft 12 at the Zeche Zollverein. A good place for a design museum as the former industrial plant looks pretty ‘designed’ in its Bauhaus style. I just love the way how the red coloured steel trusses are also used as a decoration element.

Völklingen Ironworks

View of the iron works taken from the railway station

The Völklingen Ironworks (Völklinger Hütte) is a World Heritage Site and part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. Today it houses the Ferrodrom, an interactive science centre focusing on the making of iron. I took this photo from a platform of the nearby railway station of Völklingen.