The Völklingen Ironworks, which closed on July 4, 1986, was the first works of the triumph of heavy industrialization to become a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1994. They now live the most significant iron from the 19th century and 20 in the world, and the site has been named the European Centre for Arts and Heritage Industry.
Since opening to the public in 2000, 600,000 square meters Völklingen Ironworks site has attracted over one million visitors, making it the most popular cultural attractions in the Saar-Lor-Lux region.
Its 6,000 square meters of space blasting with a colossal machine, melting furnace blast working with six large and sloping elevator stunning regarded as some of the best achievements of the engineering of the early 20th century.
Charging platform 30 meters high, where the coke and ore was poured into the blast furnace, is now a giant viewing platform, surpassed in height only by the hot-blast stove that reaches up to 45 meters. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994.