Gelände der Henrichshütte 2004“. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Hattingen: Henrichshütte

Up to 10,000 people used once to work at the giant industrial premises that belong to Henrichshütte in Hattingen. Today, it epitomises the Ruhr's structural transformation, as more and more SMEs, eateries and recreational facilities establish themselves on the premises. Before the original backdrop of the Ruhr's oldest blast furnace, the museum renders the history of iron and steel palpable. Moreover, the former blasting hall is frequently used for large-scale events and parties.